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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

41.3% of the local labour force in the Gympie Regional Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Gympie Regional Council 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
Gympie Regional Council 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
None7914.63.95213.33.5+270
1 hour - 15 hours2,17212.510.41,89012.010.2+282
16 hours - 24 hours1,75810.18.81,4959.58.4+263
25 hours - 34 hours2,21312.810.81,81611.510.4+396
35 hours - 39 hours2,80316.218.12,41615.316.9+387
40 hours2,33313.516.82,46015.617.3-127
41 hours - 48 hours1,5819.110.51,57710.011.4+4
49 hours or more3,25018.718.43,08719.619.2+162
Not stated4422.52.25043.22.7-62

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, Gympie Regional Council: 4.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 12.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 10.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 12.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 16.2% 40 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 13.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 9.1% 49 hours or more, Gympie Regional Council: 18.7% Not stated, Gympie Regional Council: 2.5%
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, Gympie Regional Council: +270 1 hour - 15 hours, Gympie Regional Council: +282 16 hours - 24 hours, Gympie Regional Council: +263 25 hours - 34 hours, Gympie Regional Council: +396 35 hours - 39 hours, Gympie Regional Council: +387 40 hours, Gympie Regional Council: -127 41 hours - 48 hours, Gympie Regional Council: +4 49 hours or more, Gympie Regional Council: +162 Not stated, Gympie Regional Council: -62
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 Gympie Regional Council's local labour force in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.4% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 57.5% 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 Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (13.5% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.2% compared to 18.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Gympie Regional Council increased by 427 people (4.5%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the Gympie Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+396 local labour force)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+387 local labour force)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+282 local labour force)
  • None (+270 local labour force)

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