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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Cook Shire, 22.2% of workers were Machinery Operators And Drivers, compared to 57.1% in Financial and Insurance Services.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in the Cook Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Cook Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for the Cook Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Cook Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
Cook Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Financial and Insurance ServicesNumber%. Financial and Insurance Services2011 - 2016
Managers30010.557.129712.10+3
Professionals41014.3039416.050.0+16
Technicians and Trades Workers55919.5037615.30+183
Community and Personal Service Workers2558.9026010.60-5
Clerical and Administrative Workers2157.542.92158.750.0--
Sales Workers1013.50843.40+17
Machinery Operators And Drivers63722.2037015.00+267
Labourers34111.9038715.70-46
Inadequately described or not stated511.80773.10-26
Total Persons2,869100.0100.02,460100.0100.0+409

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Cook Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (637 local workers or 22.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (559 local workers or 19.5%)
  • Professionals (410 local workers or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,606 people in total or 56.0% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, the Financial and Insurance Services workforce in the Cook Shire employed 0% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; 0% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 0% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Cook Shire and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.5% compared to 57.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.5% compared to 42.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+267 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+183 local workers)
  • Labourers (-46 local workers)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (-26 local workers)

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