Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

53.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in Balonne Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Current benchmark:
Resident workers hours worked
Balonne Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours1667.911.02119.811.0-45
16 hours - 24 hours1487.19.21738.09.4-25
25 hours - 34 hours22910.911.924811.512.0-19
35 hours - 39 hours29213.920.726212.219.2+30
40 hours26312.516.231314.517.2-50
41 hours - 48 hours1386.68.41557.29.4-17
49 hours or more72134.413.766630.916.6+55
Not stated753.61.8572.61.8+18
Total Persons2,097100.0100.02,153100.0100.0-56

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Balonne Shire's resident workers in 2021 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, 29.0% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 67.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.2% and 59.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (3.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.9% compared to 20.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (12.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (34.4% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Balonne Shire increased by 18 people (1.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Balonne Shire between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 49 hours or more (+55 persons)
  • 40 hours (-50 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-45 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+30 persons)

Balonne Shire

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