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Local workers - Hours worked - Public Administration and Safety

19.3% of Public Administration and Safety local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 79.8% 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 - Public Administration and Safety 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None3035.65.23045.66.1-1
1 hour - 15 hours1603.03.81743.23.9-14
16 hours - 24 hours2374.45.32344.35.2+3
25 hours - 34 hours3436.37.03476.36.5-4
35 hours - 39 hours1,75432.431.41,73831.831.4+16
40 hours1,23222.722.41,25523.021.0-23
41 hours - 48 hours64511.912.566212.112.9-17
49 hours or more69212.811.368812.611.9+4
Not stated521.00.9651.21.1-13
Total Persons5,418100.0100.05,467100.0100.0-49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Public Administration and Safety 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, 19.3% of the Public Administration and Safety workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 79.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 21.4% and 77.7% respectively for Queensland within Cairns.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (3.0% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (4.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (32.4% compared to 31.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (12.8% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 40 hours (-23 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-17 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+16 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-14 local workers)

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