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Local workers - Hours worked - Accommodation and Food Services

52.8% of Accommodation and Food Services local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 45.8% 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.

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 - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None1632.32.61682.63.2-5
1 hour - 15 hours1,34118.828.11,13317.326.0+208
16 hours - 24 hours94113.215.475011.514.3+191
25 hours - 34 hours1,32418.614.81,02115.614.3+303
35 hours - 39 hours1,16116.312.01,11117.012.0+50
40 hours71710.18.569710.78.6+20
41 hours - 48 hours5317.45.85758.86.4-44
49 hours or more86012.111.392914.213.3-69
Not stated961.31.41562.41.9-60

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, Queensland: 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 28.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 15.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 14.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 12.0% 40 hours, Queensland: 8.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 5.8% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 11.3% None, Cairns: 2.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns: 18.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns: 13.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns: 18.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns: 16.3% 40 hours, Cairns: 10.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns: 7.4% 49 hours or more, Cairns: 12.1%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +208 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +191 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +303 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +50 40 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +20 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -44 49 hours or more, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -69
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 Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 52.8% of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 45.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 60.9% and 37.7% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.3% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (18.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (18.8% compared to 28.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (13.2% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+303 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+208 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+191 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-69 local workers)

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