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Resident workers - Hours worked

30.0% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Cairns work 40 or more hours, compared to 25.7% 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
None1642.32.61782.73.2-14
1 hour - 15 hours1,35618.628.11,14217.125.9+214
16 hours - 24 hours95913.215.474811.214.2+211
25 hours - 34 hours1,33818.414.81,03315.514.3+305
35 hours - 39 hours1,17716.212.01,11216.711.9+65
40 hours73310.18.571410.78.6+19
41 hours - 48 hours5367.45.85868.86.4-50
49 hours or more91412.611.498914.913.3-75
Not stated951.31.41572.42.2-62

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 - Accommodation and Food Services  : 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 28.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 15.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 14.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 12.0% 40 hours, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 8.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 5.8% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 11.4% Not stated, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.4% None, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 18.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 13.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 18.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 16.2% 40 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 10.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 7.4% 49 hours or more, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.6% Not stated, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.3%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: -14 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +214 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +211 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +305 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +65 40 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +19 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -50 49 hours or more, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -75 Not stated, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -62
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) 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, 52.5% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 46.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 60.9% and 37.7% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (18.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (18.6% compared to 28.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (13.2% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cairns decreased by 41 people (1.2%).

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+305 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+214 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+211 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-75 people)

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