Cook Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

27.8% of All industries local workers in Cook Shire are employed part-time and 67.4% 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 2021 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Cook Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours1717.111.11455.111.0+26
16 hours - 24 hours1305.49.31445.09.4-14
25 hours - 34 hours2299.512.02348.212.0-5
35 hours - 39 hours42417.620.832311.319.3+101
40 hours26811.116.232911.517.2-61
41 hours - 48 hours25110.48.473025.59.4-479
49 hours or more68228.313.676326.616.4-81
Not stated1154.81.8752.61.8+40
Total Persons2,410100.0100.02,866100.0100.0-456

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Cook Shire in 2021compared 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, 27.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 67.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 58.9% 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 (7.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (5.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (11.1% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (28.3% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Cook Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-479 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+101 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-81 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-61 local workers)

Cook Shire Council

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