RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

45.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None4,2533.63.44,5153.93.9-262
1 hour - 15 hours12,70410.911.011,84310.210.4+861
16 hours - 24 hours10,0478.69.49,5388.28.8+509
25 hours - 34 hours13,40111.512.012,31410.610.8+1,087
35 hours - 39 hours20,76117.819.219,56616.918.1+1,195
40 hours17,55315.117.217,16914.816.8+384
41 hours - 48 hours10,9229.49.411,3679.810.5-445
49 hours or more24,65021.216.626,55123.018.4-1,901
Not stated2,2401.91.82,8092.42.2-569
Total Persons116,531100.0100.0115,672100.0100.0+859

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers in 2016 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, 34.7% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 63.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.8% and 62.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.8% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.1% compared to 17.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (21.2% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 767 people (-1.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-1,901 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,195 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,087 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+861 persons)

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