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Local workers - Occupations - Public Administration and Safety

In the Cook Shire (Public Administration and Safety), 17.5% of workers were Community and Personal Service Workers, compared to 26.8% in Queensland.

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 - Public Administration and Safety 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers3213.710.45511.99.8-23
Professionals3916.721.86714.520.8-28
Technicians and Trades Workers3816.28.05411.77.6-16
Community and Personal Service Workers4117.522.47416.021.4-33
Clerical and Administrative Workers3816.226.87315.827.8-35
Sales Workers--00.640.90.7--
Machinery Operators And Drivers187.73.2296.33.3-11
Labourers2510.75.210222.05.9-77
Inadequately described or not stated31.31.751.12.8-2
Total Persons234100.0100.0463100.0100.0-229

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 Public Administration and Safety workforce in the Cook Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (41 local workers or 17.5%)
  • Professionals (39 local workers or 16.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (38 local workers or 16.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 118 people in total or 50.4% of the Public Administration and Safety local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 22.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers; 21.8% as Professionals and 8.0% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.2% compared to 26.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Labourers (10.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Public Administration and Safety) employed as Professionals (16.7% compared to 21.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Labourers (-77 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-35 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-33 local workers)
  • Professionals (-28 local workers)

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