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Resident workers - Hours worked

61.2% of the resident workers (Construction) in Cairns work 40 or more hours, compared to 64.2% 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
None1712.92.62474.03.3-76
1 hour - 15 hours3145.35.13195.25.2-5
16 hours - 24 hours3045.15.13375.55.3-33
25 hours - 34 hours5258.97.84477.37.3+78
35 hours - 39 hours91415.514.072311.811.5+191
40 hours1,39723.624.41,37322.522.3+24
41 hours - 48 hours81413.813.080513.213.1+9
49 hours or more1,41023.826.81,71428.030.0-304
Not stated641.11.21482.42.0-84

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 - Construction  : 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 5.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 5.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 7.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 14.0% 40 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 24.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 13.0% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Construction  : 26.8% Not stated, Queensland - Construction  : 1.2% None, Cairns - Construction: 2.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Construction: 5.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Construction: 5.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Construction: 8.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Construction: 15.5% 40 hours, Cairns - Construction: 23.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Construction: 13.8% 49 hours or more, Cairns - Construction: 23.8% Not stated, Cairns - Construction: 1.1%
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 - Construction: -76 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Construction: -5 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Construction: -33 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Construction: +78 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Construction: +191 40 hours, Cairns - Construction: +24 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Construction: +9 49 hours or more, Cairns - Construction: -304 Not stated, Cairns - Construction: -84
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 (Construction) in 2016 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, 22.2% of the resident workers (Construction) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 76.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 20.6% and 78.2% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 41 hours - 48 hours (13.8% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 49 hours or more (23.8% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Construction) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cairns decreased by 80 people (1.7%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-304 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+191 people)
  • Not stated (-84 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+78 people)

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