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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Cook Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 Cook Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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 Cook Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Cook Shire is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the Cook Shire.

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Local workers occupations
Cook Shire - All industries2016
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Number%Queensland %
Technicians and Trades Workers55919.514.2
Community and Personal Service Workers2558.911.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers2157.513.7
Sales Workers1013.59.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers63722.26.9
Inadequately described or not stated511.81.6

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, Cook Shire: 10.5% Professionals, Cook Shire: 14.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cook Shire: 19.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cook Shire: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cook Shire: 7.5% Sales Workers, Cook Shire: 3.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cook Shire: 22.2% Labourers, Cook Shire: 11.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Cook Shire: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in 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 local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 6.9% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 19.9% as Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (22.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (3.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.5% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.3% compared to 19.9%)

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