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Local workers - Hours worked - Construction

21.2% of Construction local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 77.8% 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 - Construction 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None1072.42.51663.73.3-59
1 hour - 15 hours2535.65.22405.45.2+13
16 hours - 24 hours2295.15.12365.35.3-7
25 hours - 34 hours3678.17.93066.97.4+61
35 hours - 39 hours73216.214.159413.411.5+138
40 hours1,10024.424.71,04823.622.4+52
41 hours - 48 hours62113.813.159113.313.2+30
49 hours or more1,06223.526.11,16126.129.9-99
Not stated451.01.31072.41.8-62
Total Persons4,516100.0100.04,449100.0100.0+67

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

Overall, 21.2% of the Construction workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 77.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 20.7% and 78.0% respectively for Queensland within Cairns.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (5.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.2% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (13.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (23.5% compared to 26.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+138 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-99 local workers)
  • Not stated (-62 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+61 local workers)

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