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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

48.4% of the local labour force in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.9% in Regional NSW.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
None1,3334.64.31,0594.23.9+274
1 hour - 15 hours2,3278.111.82,0848.212.0+243
16 hours - 24 hours2,1607.510.01,8947.59.8+266
25 hours - 34 hours2,5198.811.22,3329.210.6+187
35 hours - 39 hours5,95620.717.54,83319.116.5+1,123
40 hours5,75320.016.54,97719.716.9+776
41 hours - 48 hours3,45312.09.73,13212.410.0+321
49 hours or more4,68616.316.74,44217.617.4+244
Not stated5211.82.25572.22.8-36

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, Regional NSW: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Regional NSW: 11.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Regional NSW: 10.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Regional NSW: 11.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Regional NSW: 17.5% 40 hours, Regional NSW: 16.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Regional NSW: 9.7% 49 hours or more, Regional NSW: 16.7% Not stated, Regional NSW: 2.2% None, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 20.7% 40 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 12.0% 49 hours or more, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 16.3% Not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.8%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +274 1 hour - 15 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +243 16 hours - 24 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +266 25 hours - 34 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +187 35 hours - 39 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +1,123 40 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +776 41 hours - 48 hours, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +321 49 hours or more, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +244 Not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -36
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area's local labour force in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 24.4% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 69.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 33.0% and 60.4% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (20.0% compared to 16.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.7% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.1% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (7.5% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by 2,464 people (14.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,123 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+776 local labour force)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+321 local labour force)
  • None (+274 local labour force)

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