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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

43.9% of the local labour force in the City of Ipswich work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the City of Ipswich 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
City of Ipswich 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
None3,0044.03.92,1413.43.5+863
1 hour - 15 hours6,6838.910.45,6319.110.2+1,052
16 hours - 24 hours5,9127.98.84,8107.78.4+1,102
25 hours - 34 hours7,46910.010.86,1469.910.4+1,322
35 hours - 39 hours17,07622.818.112,92320.816.9+4,152
40 hours13,51218.116.811,52418.517.3+1,987
41 hours - 48 hours8,28511.110.57,35711.811.4+927
49 hours or more11,04014.818.49,77315.719.2+1,266
Not stated1,8272.42.21,8563.02.7-29

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, City of Ipswich: 4.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Ipswich: 8.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Ipswich: 7.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Ipswich: 10.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Ipswich: 22.8% 40 hours, City of Ipswich: 18.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Ipswich: 11.1% 49 hours or more, City of Ipswich: 14.8% Not stated, City of Ipswich: 2.4%
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, City of Ipswich: +863 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Ipswich: +1,052 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Ipswich: +1,102 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Ipswich: +1,322 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Ipswich: +4,152 40 hours, City of Ipswich: +1,987 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Ipswich: +927 49 hours or more, City of Ipswich: +1,266 Not stated, City of Ipswich: -29
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 City of Ipswich'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, 26.8% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 66.7% 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 City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.8% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (18.1% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (14.8% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.9% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Ipswich increased by 8,336 people (20.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the City of Ipswich between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+4,152 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+1,987 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,322 local labour force)
  • 49 hours or more (+1,266 local labour force)

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