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Resident workers - Hours worked

47.5% of the resident workers in the Cook Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the Cook Shire's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the Cook Shire depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Cook Shire 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None704.13.4664.23.9+4
1 hour - 15 hours1247.311.01197.510.4+5
16 hours - 24 hours1237.29.41107.08.8+13
25 hours - 34 hours22713.312.016810.610.8+59
35 hours - 39 hours29817.419.227717.518.1+21
40 hours26115.317.221313.516.8+48
41 hours - 48 hours1408.29.41519.610.5-11
49 hours or more41124.016.641526.318.4-4
Not stated553.21.8613.92.2-6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Queensland : 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland : 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland : 12.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland : 19.2% 40 hours, Queensland : 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland : 16.6% Not stated, Queensland : 1.8% None, Cook Shire - All industries: 4.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: 7.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: 7.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: 13.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: 17.4% 40 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: 15.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: 8.2% 49 hours or more, Cook Shire - All industries: 24.0% Not stated, Cook Shire - All industries: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Cook Shire - All industries: +4 1 hour - 15 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: +5 16 hours - 24 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: +13 25 hours - 34 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: +59 35 hours - 39 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: +21 40 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: +48 41 hours - 48 hours, Cook Shire - All industries: -11 49 hours or more, Cook Shire - All industries: -4 Not stated, Cook Shire - All industries: -6
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 Cook Shire's resident workers in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 31.8% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 65.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.8% and 62.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of the Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (24.0% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (7.3% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (7.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.3% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Cook Shire increased by 54 people (5.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+59 people)
  • 40 hours (+48 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+21 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+13 people)

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