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Resident workers - Hours worked

41.5% of the resident workers in Cairns work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Cairns 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Cairns 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None2,5873.63.42,9774.33.9-390
1 hour - 15 hours7,0719.811.06,5029.410.4+569
16 hours - 24 hours6,4128.99.45,7928.48.8+620
25 hours - 34 hours9,79413.512.08,05911.610.8+1,735
35 hours - 39 hours15,14120.919.213,52719.518.1+1,614
40 hours12,17316.817.211,59216.816.8+581
41 hours - 48 hours6,8229.49.46,99810.110.5-176
49 hours or more11,04415.316.612,19217.618.4-1,148
Not stated1,3621.91.81,5612.32.2-199

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Queensland : 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland : 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland : 12.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland : 19.2% 40 hours, Queensland : 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland : 16.6% Not stated, Queensland : 1.8% None, Cairns - All industries: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - All industries: 9.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - All industries: 8.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - All industries: 13.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - All industries: 20.9% 40 hours, Cairns - All industries: 16.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - All industries: 9.4% 49 hours or more, Cairns - All industries: 15.3% Not stated, Cairns - All industries: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Cairns - All industries: -390 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - All industries: +569 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - All industries: +620 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - All industries: +1,735 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - All industries: +1,614 40 hours, Cairns - All industries: +581 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - All industries: -176 49 hours or more, Cairns - All industries: -1,148 Not stated, Cairns - All industries: -199
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Cairns's resident workers in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.7% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.8% and 62.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.9% compared to 19.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.5% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (15.3% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (9.8% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cairns increased by 871 people (2.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,735 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,614 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-1,148 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+620 people)

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