47.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Cook Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.
Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Cook Shire's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.
The hours worked by employed people in 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers hours worked|
|Cook Shire Council - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Hours worked||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 - 2016|
|1 hour - 15 hours||124||7.3||11.0||119||7.5||10.4||+5|
|16 hours - 24 hours||123||7.2||9.4||110||7.0||8.8||+13|
|25 hours - 34 hours||227||13.3||12.0||168||10.6||10.8||+59|
|35 hours - 39 hours||298||17.4||19.2||277||17.5||18.1||+21|
|41 hours - 48 hours||140||8.2||9.4||151||9.6||10.5||-11|
|49 hours or more||411||24.0||16.6||415||26.3||18.4||-4|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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 in All industries 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 (All industries) of the Cook Shire and Queensland were:
- 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%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (24.0% compared to 16.6%)
The number of the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries) in the Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 25 hours - 34 hours (+59 persons)
- 40 hours (+48 persons)
- 35 hours - 39 hours (+21 persons)
- 16 hours - 24 hours (+13 persons)