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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

41.2% of the local labour force in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers hours worked
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
None4,3344.33.93,3233.63.5+1,011
1 hour - 15 hours11,57911.610.410,50311.310.2+1,076
16 hours - 24 hours9,3959.48.88,4179.08.4+978
25 hours - 34 hours12,94913.010.811,17112.010.4+1,778
35 hours - 39 hours17,94818.018.115,44116.616.9+2,507
40 hours13,92613.916.814,53115.617.3-605
41 hours - 48 hours8,7878.810.58,9929.711.4-205
49 hours or more18,49018.518.417,84419.219.2+646
Not stated2,5512.62.22,8823.12.7-331

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 18.0% 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.8% 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 18.5% Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.6%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,011 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,076 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +978 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,778 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +2,507 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -605 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -205 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +646 Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -331
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region'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, 33.9% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.2% 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (13.9% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.8% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region increased by 2,343 people (4.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,507 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,778 local labour force)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,076 local labour force)
  • None (+1,011 local labour force)

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