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Resident workers - Hours worked

28.0% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in Cairns work 40 or more hours, compared to 28.0% 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
None2162.82.92993.63.4-83
1 hour - 15 hours1,42718.620.81,54418.820.8-117
16 hours - 24 hours92712.113.590811.112.6+19
25 hours - 34 hours1,27816.615.01,20414.713.6+74
35 hours - 39 hours1,63221.218.71,51418.517.2+118
40 hours82310.710.589210.910.8-69
41 hours - 48 hours5917.77.17128.78.0-121
49 hours or more7399.610.598912.112.0-250
Not stated570.71.01331.61.6-76

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 - Retail Trade  : 2.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 20.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 13.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 15.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 18.7% 40 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 10.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 7.1% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 10.5% Not stated, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.0% None, Cairns - Retail Trade: 2.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: 18.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: 12.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: 16.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: 21.2% 40 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: 10.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: 7.7% 49 hours or more, Cairns - Retail Trade: 9.6% Not stated, Cairns - Retail Trade: 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 - Retail Trade: -83 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: -117 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: +19 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: +74 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: +118 40 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: -69 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Retail Trade: -121 49 hours or more, Cairns - Retail Trade: -250 Not stated, Cairns - Retail Trade: -76
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 (Retail Trade) in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 50.0% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 49.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 52.3% and 46.7% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.2% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (16.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (18.6% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.1% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Retail Trade) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cairns decreased by 322 people (7.8%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-250 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-121 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+118 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-117 people)

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