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Resident workers - Hours worked

47.1% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in Cairns work 40 or more hours, compared to 49.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 to 2016
None434.02.6685.73.3-25
1 hour - 15 hours716.59.6655.48.3+6
16 hours - 24 hours847.77.51018.48.0-17
25 hours - 34 hours12911.911.01189.910.5+11
35 hours - 39 hours24122.219.726622.220.1-25
40 hours22620.820.426622.218.0-40
41 hours - 48 hours11810.810.412610.511.3-8
49 hours or more16815.418.218415.419.7-16
Not stated80.70.730.30.8+5

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, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 9.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 7.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 11.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 19.7% 40 hours, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 20.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 10.4% 49 hours or more, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 18.2% Not stated, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.7% None, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 4.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 6.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 7.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 11.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 22.2% 40 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 20.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 10.8% 49 hours or more, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 15.4% Not stated, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.7%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: -25 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: +6 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -17 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: +11 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -25 40 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -40 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -8 49 hours or more, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: -16 Not stated, Cairns - Financial and Insurance Services: +5
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) in 2016 compared to Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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, 30.1% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 69.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 30.7% and 68.7% respectively for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) of Cairns and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.2% compared to 19.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked None (4.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (6.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked 49 hours or more (15.4% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cairns decreased by 89 people (10.6%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (-40 people)
  • None (-25 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-25 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-17 people)

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