Bundaberg Regional Council

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

40.1% of All industries local workers in Bundaberg Regional Council are employed part-time and 57.7% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Bundaberg Regional Council 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours4,13011.511.13,76112.011.0+369
16 hours - 24 hours3,3309.39.33,12110.09.4+209
25 hours - 34 hours5,45215.212.04,55414.512.0+898
35 hours - 39 hours7,76421.620.86,12319.519.3+1,641
40 hours4,96113.816.24,58714.617.2+374
41 hours - 48 hours3,2589.18.42,7228.79.4+536
49 hours or more4,73913.213.64,80915.416.4-70
Not stated7852.21.86512.11.8+134
Total Persons35,886100.0100.031,326100.0100.0+4,560

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council in 2021compared to Queensland within Bundaberg Regional Council 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, 40.1% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 57.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 58.9% respectively for Queensland within Bundaberg Regional Council.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not work (4.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (15.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.6% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.8% compared to 16.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,641 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+898 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+536 local workers)
  • None (+469 local workers)

Bundaberg Regional Council

economic profile