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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

22.5% of 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 Cook Shire Council 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Cook Shire is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the Cook Shire.

Local workers hours worked
Cook Shire - All industries2016
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %
1 hour - 15 hours1455.111.0
16 hours - 24 hours1445.09.4
25 hours - 34 hours2348.212.0
35 hours - 39 hours32311.319.3
40 hours32911.517.2
41 hours - 48 hours73025.59.4
49 hours or more76326.616.4
Not stated752.61.8

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

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local 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: 19.3% 40 hours, Queensland: 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 16.4% None, Cook Shire: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cook Shire: 5.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cook Shire: 5.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cook Shire: 8.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cook Shire: 11.3% 40 hours, Cook Shire: 11.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cook Shire: 25.5% 49 hours or more, Cook Shire: 26.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in the Cook Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland 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.

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

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

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