Douglas Shire Council

Resident workers - Hours worked

34.3% of the resident workers (All industries) in Douglas Shire Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Douglas Shire Council's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Douglas Shire Council 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.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure Occupations, and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Current benchmark:
Resident workers hours worked
Douglas Shire Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours84214.511.04798.711.0+363
16 hours - 24 hours65811.39.25359.79.4+123
25 hours - 34 hours88615.311.979714.512.0+89
35 hours - 39 hours97816.820.790416.519.2+74
40 hours81013.916.282315.017.2-13
41 hours - 48 hours4026.98.45179.49.4-115
49 hours or more78113.413.71,10520.116.6-324
Not stated1502.61.81372.51.8+13
Total Persons5,807100.0100.05,493100.0100.0+314

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Douglas Shire Council's resident workers in 2021 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 46.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 51.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.2% and 59.0% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Douglas Shire Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.5% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (15.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.8% compared to 20.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (13.9% compared to 16.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Douglas Shire Council decreased by 378 people (-11.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Douglas Shire Council between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+363 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-324 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+123 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-115 persons)

Douglas Shire Council

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