Bundaberg Regional Council

Resident workers - Hours worked

37.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in Bundaberg Regional Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Bundaberg Regional Council 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
Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours4,43011.411.03,96911.711.0+461
16 hours - 24 hours3,5309.19.23,3189.89.4+212
25 hours - 34 hours5,65614.611.94,76314.012.0+893
35 hours - 39 hours8,02120.720.76,36518.719.2+1,656
40 hours5,25013.516.24,93114.517.2+319
41 hours - 48 hours3,5369.18.42,9988.89.4+538
49 hours or more5,74914.813.75,71516.816.6+34
Not stated8642.21.87232.11.8+141
Total Persons38,820100.0100.033,969100.0100.0+4,851

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 Bundaberg Regional Council's resident workers in 2021 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, 39.7% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.1% 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 Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (4.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.6% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (13.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.8% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Bundaberg Regional Council increased by 2547 people (12.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Bundaberg Regional Council between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,656 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+893 persons)
  • None (+597 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+538 persons)

Bundaberg Regional Council

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