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Local workers - Hours worked - Administrative and Support Services

39.8% of Administrative and Support Services local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 58.3% 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 - Administrative and Support Services20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None752.83.0874.23.5-12
1 hour - 15 hours30711.516.723811.515.1+69
16 hours - 24 hours2479.214.022110.612.2+26
25 hours - 34 hours43616.313.925312.212.8+183
35 hours - 39 hours60222.518.141419.918.1+188
40 hours42415.914.835317.015.2+71
41 hours - 48 hours2218.36.81768.58.2+45
49 hours or more31211.711.530014.513.3+12
Not stated511.91.2341.61.5+17

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: 3.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 16.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 14.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 13.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 18.1% 40 hours, Queensland: 14.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 6.8% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 11.5% None, Cairns: 2.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns: 11.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns: 9.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns: 16.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns: 22.5% 40 hours, Cairns: 15.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns: 8.3% 49 hours or more, Cairns: 11.7%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: -12 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +69 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +26 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +183 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +188 40 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +71 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +45 49 hours or more, Cairns - Administrative and Support Services: +12
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 Administrative and Support 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, 39.8% of the Administrative and Support Services workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 58.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 47.6% and 51.2% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.5% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (16.3% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.5% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.2% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+188 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+183 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+71 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+69 local workers)

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