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Local workers - Hours worked - Wholesale Trade

19.6% of Wholesale Trade local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 79.7% 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 - Wholesale Trade 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None332.02.2422.02.5-9
1 hour - 15 hours664.15.2984.65.3-32
16 hours - 24 hours724.55.21054.95.4-33
25 hours - 34 hours1469.07.21486.97.1-2
35 hours - 39 hours42826.523.852424.620.4-96
40 hours34921.623.244520.922.4-96
41 hours - 48 hours22614.013.730014.114.3-74
49 hours or more28417.618.843920.621.5-155
Not stated100.60.7321.51.1-22
Total Persons1,614100.0100.02,133100.0100.0-519

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 Wholesale Trade 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, 19.6% of the Wholesale Trade workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 79.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 19.8% and 79.5% respectively for Queensland within Cairns.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (26.5% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (21.6% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (17.6% compared to 18.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 49 hours or more (-155 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-96 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-96 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-74 local workers)

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