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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 2,839 local workers in the Cook Shire, 1,418 or 49.9% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Cook Shire's local workers come from and how far they are travelling to access employment in the area.

This shows the degree to which the local economy draws on the wider region to supply labour for its industries. It is also useful in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance and direction travelled by workers in different broad occupations is generally influenced by a few factors. These primarily include the type and skill level of jobs located within the local area, and the residential location where those skills are available in the population. The pay level of particular occupations is also a factor, as people will travel further for a high-paying job.

Understanding how far people travel to access particular occupation categories in the area can help in developing programs for equity in the jobs market, and having affordable housing available for workers of all skill levels.

Workers place of residence data should be viewed alongside Self-sufficiency and Jobs to workers ratio datasets for a summary of local employment opportunity by industry, as well as modelled Employment by industry (Total) numbers and Employment locations to understand the relative size of each industry sector and its distribution across the the Cook Shire. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by journey to work

Residential location of local workers by occupation
Cook Shire - All occupations2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area1,41849.9
Work in the area, but live outside1,42150.1

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

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 50.1% 49.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Residential locations of local workers by LGA by occupation, 2016
Cook Shire - All occupations
Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
Cook Shire - All occupations2016
LGANumber%
Cook (S)1,41849.9
Weipa (T)91032.1
Cairns (R)1013.6
Mareeba (S)321.1
Napranum (S)271.0
Brisbane (C)271.0
Tablelands (R)250.9
Hope Vale (S)230.8
Cassowary Coast (R)220.8
Townsville (C)220.8
Ipswich (C)170.6
Gold Coast (C)140.5
Moreton Bay (R)130.5
Douglas (S)120.4
Pormpuraaw (S)120.4
Lockhart River (S)120.4
Mackay (R)120.4
Liverpool (C)110.4
Wujal Wujal (S)100.4
No Fixed Address (Qld)100.4
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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