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Resident workers - Hours worked

35.0% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in Cairns work 40 or more hours, compared to 33.2% 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
None802.62.91084.23.6-28
1 hour - 15 hours39012.616.734513.515.2+45
16 hours - 24 hours32110.413.928211.012.3+39
25 hours - 34 hours50816.413.931912.512.8+189
35 hours - 39 hours65721.318.145317.718.0+204
40 hours46114.914.840816.015.1+53
41 hours - 48 hours2447.96.81977.78.1+47
49 hours or more37512.111.639815.613.4-23
Not stated541.71.2471.81.6+7

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 - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 16.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 13.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 13.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 18.1% 40 hours, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 14.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 6.8% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 11.6% Not stated, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.2% None, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 12.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 16.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 21.3% 40 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 14.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 7.9% 49 hours or more, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 12.1% Not stated, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: 1.7%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: -28 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +45 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +39 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +189 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +204 40 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +53 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +47 49 hours or more, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: -23 Not stated, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +7
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 (Administrative and Support 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, 42.0% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 47.5% and 51.3% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.3% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (16.4% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.6% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.4% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cairns increased by 281 people (19.3%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+204 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+189 people)
  • 40 hours (+53 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+47 people)

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