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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

39.0% of local workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region are employed part-time and 59.6% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
None3,2153.83.82,6023.23.3+613
1 hour - 15 hours9,86611.810.59,39511.410.2+471
16 hours - 24 hours8,2179.88.97,5579.28.5+660
25 hours - 34 hours11,41613.610.910,06212.310.6+1,354
35 hours - 39 hours16,08719.218.314,29617.417.1+1,791
40 hours11,99714.317.012,95615.817.4-959
41 hours - 48 hours7,6099.110.68,19710.011.6-588
49 hours or more14,24617.018.515,49018.919.4-1,244
Not stated1,1591.41.51,5211.91.8-362

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 19.2% 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.1% 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 17.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local workers hours worked, 2011
Change in local workers hours worked, 2011 None, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +613 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +471 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +660 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,354 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,791 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -959 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -588 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -1,244
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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, 39.0% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 59.6% 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 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.6% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (14.3% compared to 17.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.1% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (17.0% compared to 18.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,791 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,354 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-1,244 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-959 local workers)

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