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Gympie Regional Council

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

In the Gympie Regional Council, 41.3% of local workers are employed part-time and 57.2% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Gympie Regional Council across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers hours worked
Gympie Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
None5654.03.83922.83.3+173
1 hour - 15 hours1,84213.010.51,68812.210.2+153
16 hours - 24 hours1,52310.88.91,3689.98.5+155
25 hours - 34 hours1,91013.510.91,66612.010.6+243
35 hours - 39 hours2,37016.818.32,21416.017.1+156
40 hours1,95713.817.02,14415.517.4-188
41 hours - 48 hours1,2979.210.61,44910.511.6-152
49 hours or more2,45517.418.52,68819.419.4-234
Not stated2131.51.52381.71.8-26

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

Local workers hours worked, 2011
Local workers hours worked, 2011 None, Queensland: 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 10.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 8.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 10.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 18.3% 40 hours, Queensland: 17.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 10.6% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 18.5% None, Gympie Regional Council: 4.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 13.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 10.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 13.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 16.8% 40 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 13.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gympie Regional Council: 9.2% 49 hours or more, Gympie Regional Council: 17.4%
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 workers hours worked, 2011
Change in local workers hours worked, 2011 None, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +173 1 hour - 15 hours, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +153 16 hours - 24 hours, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +155 25 hours - 34 hours, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +243 35 hours - 39 hours, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +156 40 hours, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -188 41 hours - 48 hours, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -152 49 hours or more, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -234
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 local workers in the Gympie Regional Council in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 41.3% of the local workers worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 57.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.1% and 64.5% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local workers in the Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.5% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.8% compared to 17.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+243 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-234 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-188 local workers)
  • None (+173 local workers)

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