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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

47.0% of female local workers in Cairns are employed part-time and 51.5% 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- Females20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None1,3583.94.11,4784.54.5-120
1 hour - 15 hours4,36312.515.04,01712.315.0+346
16 hours - 24 hours4,32412.413.63,97212.213.4+352
25 hours - 34 hours6,39118.316.95,28816.215.7+1,103
35 hours - 39 hours7,93522.719.97,25122.219.7+684
40 hours4,75213.613.54,46613.713.9+286
41 hours - 48 hours2,3336.76.52,4607.57.4-127
49 hours or more2,9988.68.83,1049.59.3-106
Not stated5501.61.66211.91.2-71

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: 4.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 15.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 13.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 16.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 19.9% 40 hours, Queensland: 13.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 6.5% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 8.8% None, Cairns: 3.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns: 12.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns: 12.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns: 18.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns: 22.7% 40 hours, Cairns: 13.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns: 6.7% 49 hours or more, Cairns: 8.6%
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: -120 1 hour - 15 hours, Cairns - All industries: +346 16 hours - 24 hours, Cairns - All industries: +352 25 hours - 34 hours, Cairns - All industries: +1,103 35 hours - 39 hours, Cairns - All industries: +684 40 hours, Cairns - All industries: +286 41 hours - 48 hours, Cairns - All industries: -127 49 hours or more, Cairns - All industries: -106
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 female 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, 47.0% of the female workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 51.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 49.6% and 48.8% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of female local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.7% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (18.3% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.5% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.4% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,103 female local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+684 female local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+352 female local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+346 female local workers)

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