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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

36.1% of All industries local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 62.1% 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 - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Far North Queensland%Number%. Far North Queensland%2011 - 2016
None2,2583.33.42,6084.14.0-350
1 hour - 15 hours6,6659.910.16,1019.59.6+564
16 hours - 24 hours6,0949.08.95,4958.58.5+599
25 hours - 34 hours9,31013.813.57,62011.811.9+1,690
35 hours - 39 hours14,61621.720.313,21720.618.7+1,399
40 hours11,50317.116.210,96017.016.1+543
41 hours - 48 hours6,3469.49.36,52010.19.8-174
49 hours or more9,44814.016.010,37716.118.8-929
Not stated1,2151.82.21,4092.22.7-194
Total Persons67,455100.0100.064,307100.0100.0+3,148

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

Overall, 36.1% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 36.0% and 61.9% respectively for Far North Queensland within Cairns.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.7% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (17.1% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (14.0% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked Not stated (1.8% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,690 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,399 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-929 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+599 local workers)

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