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Resident workers - Hours worked

47.9% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Cairns work 40 or more hours, compared to 46.4% 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Cairns Regional Council - Public Administration and Safety 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None3395.95.33295.76.1+10
1 hour - 15 hours1843.23.81833.23.9+1
16 hours - 24 hours2384.15.32574.55.2-19
25 hours - 34 hours3736.47.03566.26.5+17
35 hours - 39 hours1,81931.431.31,79431.131.3+25
40 hours1,28322.222.41,29422.521.0-11
41 hours - 48 hours70712.212.569012.012.8+17
49 hours or more78613.611.579113.712.0-5
Not stated611.10.9681.21.2-7
Total Persons5,790100.0100.05,762100.0100.0+28

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Cairns's resident workers 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, 19.6% of the resident workers in Public Administration and Safety worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 79.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 21.3% and 77.7% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (5.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (3.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (4.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (13.6% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cairns increased by 26 people (0.6%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+25 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-19 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+17 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+17 persons)

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