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Local workers - Hours worked - Manufacturing

18.0% of Manufacturing local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 80.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Cairns across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Cairns - Manufacturing 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None471.82.3972.92.7-50
1 hour - 15 hours1375.24.91855.54.4-48
16 hours - 24 hours1144.34.61444.34.3-30
25 hours - 34 hours1746.66.92106.36.1-36
35 hours - 39 hours62523.826.170120.924.1-76
40 hours65825.022.177423.121.4-116
41 hours - 48 hours34713.214.846713.915.8-120
49 hours or more49618.917.370621.119.7-210
Not stated291.10.9641.91.6-35
Total Persons2,627100.0100.03,348100.0100.0-721

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 the Manufacturing workforce in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland within Cairns shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 18.0% of the Manufacturing workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 80.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 18.7% and 80.3% respectively for Queensland within Cairns.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Manufacturing workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (23.8% compared to 26.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (25.0% compared to 22.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (13.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (18.9% compared to 17.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the Manufacturing workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-210 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-120 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-116 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-76 local workers)

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