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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

36.1% of 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.

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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cairns in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers hours worked
Cairns - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Far North Queensland %Number%Far North Queensland %2011 to 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

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

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Far North Queensland: 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Far North Queensland: 10.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Far North Queensland: 8.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Far North Queensland: 13.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Far North Queensland: 20.3% 40 hours, Far North Queensland: 16.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Far North Queensland: 9.3% 49 hours or more, Far North Queensland: 16.0% None, Cairns: 3.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns: 9.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns: 9.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns: 13.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns: 21.7% 40 hours, Cairns: 17.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns: 9.4% 49 hours or more, Cairns: 14.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Cairns - All industries: -350 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - All industries: +564 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - All industries: +599 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - All industries: +1,690 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - All industries: +1,399 40 hours, Cairns - All industries: +543 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - All industries: -174 49 hours or more, Cairns - All industries: -929
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 the workforce in Cairns in 2016 compared to Far North Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar 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.

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 Not stated (1.8% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the 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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