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Resident workers - Hours worked

52.7% of the resident workers in the Balonne Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Balonne Shire 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Balonne Shire 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None683.23.4743.23.9-6
1 hour - 15 hours2119.811.01757.610.4+36
16 hours - 24 hours1738.09.41365.98.8+37
25 hours - 34 hours24811.512.02279.910.8+21
35 hours - 39 hours26212.219.224110.518.1+21
40 hours31314.517.231713.816.8-4
41 hours - 48 hours1557.29.41888.210.5-33
49 hours or more66630.916.685437.318.4-188
Not stated572.61.8773.42.2-20

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

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Queensland : 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland : 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland : 12.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland : 19.2% 40 hours, Queensland : 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland : 16.6% Not stated, Queensland : 1.8% None, Balonne Shire - All industries: 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: 9.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: 8.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: 11.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: 12.2% 40 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: 14.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: 7.2% 49 hours or more, Balonne Shire - All industries: 30.9% Not stated, Balonne Shire - All industries: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Balonne Shire - All industries: -6 1 hour - 15 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: +36 16 hours - 24 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: +37 25 hours - 34 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: +21 35 hours - 39 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: +21 40 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: -4 41 hours - 48 hours, Balonne Shire - All industries: -33 49 hours or more, Balonne Shire - All industries: -188 Not stated, Balonne Shire - All industries: -20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Balonne Shire'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, 32.5% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 64.8% 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 of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (30.9% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (12.2% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.5% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.2% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Balonne Shire decreased by 204 people (12.8%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Balonne Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-188 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+37 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+36 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-33 people)

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