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Balonne Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

59.2% of the local labour force in the Balonne Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the Balonne Shire's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the Balonne Shire depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers hours worked
Balonne Shire 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
None743.23.9913.93.5-17
1 hour - 15 hours1767.710.42179.310.2-41
16 hours - 24 hours1386.08.81566.78.4-18
25 hours - 34 hours22910.010.82038.710.4+26
35 hours - 39 hours24210.518.12018.616.9+41
40 hours31713.816.838716.517.3-70
41 hours - 48 hours1898.210.52008.511.4-11
49 hours or more85337.218.480134.219.2+52
Not stated773.42.2843.62.7-7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers hours worked, 2011
Local resident workers hours worked, 2011 None, Queensland: 3.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 10.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 8.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 10.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 18.1% 40 hours, Queensland: 16.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 10.5% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 18.4% Not stated, Queensland: 2.2% None, Balonne Shire: 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Balonne Shire: 7.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Balonne Shire: 6.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Balonne Shire: 10.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Balonne Shire: 10.5% 40 hours, Balonne Shire: 13.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Balonne Shire: 8.2% 49 hours or more, Balonne Shire: 37.2% Not stated, Balonne Shire: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Balonne Shire: -17 1 hour - 15 hours, Balonne Shire: -41 16 hours - 24 hours, Balonne Shire: -18 25 hours - 34 hours, Balonne Shire: +26 35 hours - 39 hours, Balonne Shire: +41 40 hours, Balonne Shire: -70 41 hours - 48 hours, Balonne Shire: -11 49 hours or more, Balonne Shire: +52 Not stated, Balonne Shire: -7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Balonne Shire's local labour force in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 23.7% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 69.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 30.0% and 63.9% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (37.2% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (10.5% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (13.8% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (6.0% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Balonne Shire increased by 12 people (0.8%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the Balonne Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 40 hours (-70 local labour force)
  • 49 hours or more (+52 local labour force)

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