Douglas Shire Council

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

47.6% of All industries local workers in Douglas Shire Council are employed part-time and 50.0% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Douglas 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Douglas Shire Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours87314.811.15059.011.0+368
16 hours - 24 hours70812.09.35269.49.4+182
25 hours - 34 hours95516.212.084415.112.0+111
35 hours - 39 hours1,02617.420.895317.019.3+73
40 hours81913.916.285315.217.2-34
41 hours - 48 hours4096.98.45549.99.4-145
49 hours or more69811.813.61,05718.916.4-359
Not stated1462.51.81372.41.8+9
Total Persons5,909100.0100.05,594100.0100.0+315

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 Douglas Shire Council in 2021compared to Queensland within Douglas Shire Council shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 47.6% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 50.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 58.9% respectively for Queensland within Douglas Shire Council.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (16.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.4% compared to 20.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+368 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-359 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+182 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-145 local workers)

Douglas Shire Council

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