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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

22.5% of All industries local workers in Cook Shire are employed part-time and 74.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Cook Shire 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

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2016
Cook Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours1455.111.01184.810.5+27
16 hours - 24 hours1445.09.41676.88.9-23
25 hours - 34 hours2348.212.02329.510.9+2
35 hours - 39 hours32311.319.344118.018.3-118
40 hours32911.517.230112.317.0+28
41 hours - 48 hours73025.59.445218.410.6+278
49 hours or more76326.616.456623.118.5+197
Not stated752.61.8853.51.5-10
Total Persons2,866100.0100.02,455100.0100.0+411

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Cook Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland within Cook Shire 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, 22.5% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 74.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.9% and 62.3% respectively for Queensland within Cook Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (5.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (11.3% compared to 19.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (25.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (26.6% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+278 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (+197 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-118 local workers)
  • None (+30 local workers)

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