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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

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

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the 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

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Cook Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Financial and Insurance Services%Number%. Financial and Insurance Services%2011 - 2016
None1234.30933.80+30
1 hour - 15 hours1455.101184.80+27
16 hours - 24 hours1445.0100.01676.80-23
25 hours - 34 hours2348.202329.50+2
35 hours - 39 hours32311.3044118.050.0-118
40 hours32911.5030112.350.0+28
41 hours - 48 hours73025.5045218.40+278
49 hours or more76326.6056623.10+197
Not stated752.60853.50-10
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 the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in the Cook Shire in 2016 compared to the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within the 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 100.0% and 0% respectively for the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within the Cook Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Cook Shire and the Financial and Insurance Services workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (5.0% compared to 100.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (11.5% compared to 0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (25.5% compared to 0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (26.6% compared to 0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the 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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