Burdekin Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

32.8% of All industries local workers in Burdekin Shire are employed part-time and 65.0% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Burdekin Shire 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
Burdekin Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours76610.411.179110.711.0-25
16 hours - 24 hours5607.69.36168.39.4-56
25 hours - 34 hours82311.212.080610.912.0+17
35 hours - 39 hours1,32118.020.81,21316.419.3+108
40 hours1,02213.916.21,24516.817.2-223
41 hours - 48 hours80511.08.47339.99.4+72
49 hours or more1,63122.213.61,57221.316.4+59
Not stated1592.21.81762.41.8-17
Total Persons7,347100.0100.07,390100.0100.0-43

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 Burdekin Shire in 2021compared to Queensland within Burdekin Shire shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 32.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 65.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 58.9% respectively for Queensland within Burdekin Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Burdekin Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not work (3.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.0% compared to 20.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (11.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (22.2% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Burdekin Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 40 hours (-223 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+108 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+72 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (+59 local workers)

Burdekin Shire Council

economic profile