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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

24.3% of male local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 73.7% 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.

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 - All industries - Males20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None8962.82.71,1303.63.2-234
1 hour - 15 hours2,3037.17.32,0886.66.4+215
16 hours - 24 hours1,7675.45.61,5234.84.9+244
25 hours - 34 hours2,9249.07.52,3407.46.6+584
35 hours - 39 hours6,68520.618.65,96318.817.1+722
40 hours6,75220.820.66,49520.519.7+257
41 hours - 48 hours4,01412.412.14,05712.813.5-43
49 hours or more6,45119.923.47,27823.026.8-827
Not stated6612.02.07832.51.7-122

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: 2.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 7.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 5.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 7.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 18.6% 40 hours, Queensland: 20.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 12.1% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 23.4% None, Cairns: 2.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns: 7.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns: 5.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns: 9.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns: 20.6% 40 hours, Cairns: 20.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns: 12.4% 49 hours or more, Cairns: 19.9%
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 - All industries: -234 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - All industries: +215 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - All industries: +244 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - All industries: +584 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - All industries: +722 40 hours, Cairns - All industries: +257 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - All industries: -43 49 hours or more, Cairns - All industries: -827
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 male workforce in Cairns in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 24.3% of the male workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 73.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 23.2% and 74.8% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of male local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.6% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of male local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers who worked 49 hours or more (19.9% compared to 23.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (7.1% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 49 hours or more (-827 male local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+722 male local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+584 male local workers)
  • 40 hours (+257 male local workers)

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