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Local workers - Hours worked - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

11.1% of Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 88.3% 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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Retail Trade %Number%Retail Trade %2011 to 2016
None152.42.8223.43.6-7
1 hour - 15 hours101.618.8101.518.80
16 hours - 24 hours142.211.9294.511.1-15
25 hours - 34 hours304.816.8375.714.6-7
35 hours - 39 hours12219.620.913120.118.6-9
40 hours23036.910.921733.310.9+13
41 hours - 48 hours9715.67.88312.78.7+14
49 hours or more10116.29.411117.112.1-10
Not stated40.60.8111.71.6-7

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, Retail Trade: 2.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Retail Trade: 18.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Retail Trade: 11.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Retail Trade: 16.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Retail Trade: 20.9% 40 hours, Retail Trade: 10.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Retail Trade: 7.8% 49 hours or more, Retail Trade: 9.4% None, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 4.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 19.6% 40 hours, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 36.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 15.6% 49 hours or more, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 16.2%
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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -7 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -15 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -7 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -9 40 hours, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +13 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +14 49 hours or more, Cairns - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -10
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 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in Cairns in 2016 compared to the Retail Trade workforce 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, 11.1% of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 88.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 50.3% and 49.0% respectively for the Retail Trade workforce within Cairns.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in Cairns and the Retail Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (36.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (1.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (4.8% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (2.2% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-15 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+14 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+13 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-10 local workers)

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