City of Brisbane

Resident workers - Hours worked

38.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Brisbane work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Brisbane 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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Resident workers hours worked
City of Brisbane - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours70,83310.711.063,55011.111.0+7,283
16 hours - 24 hours63,1529.59.256,95810.09.4+6,194
25 hours - 34 hours69,10610.411.960,81610.712.0+8,290
35 hours - 39 hours142,36921.520.7110,68419.419.2+31,685
40 hours121,80618.416.2109,49819.217.2+12,308
41 hours - 48 hours55,0028.38.454,9959.69.4+7
49 hours or more80,47612.213.787,85515.416.6-7,379
Not stated8,4761.31.88,4401.51.8+36
Total Persons662,317100.0100.0570,459100.0100.0+91,858

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 the City of Brisbane'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, 38.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.3% 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 the City of Brisbane and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (10.4% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.5% compared to 20.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (18.4% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (12.2% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Brisbane increased by 36621 people (10.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Brisbane between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+33,434 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+31,685 persons)
  • 40 hours (+12,308 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+8,290 persons)

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