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Resident workers - Hours worked

41.4% of the resident workers in Gold Coast City work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Gold Coast City's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Gold Coast City 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Gold Coast City 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None7,7523.03.48,2713.63.9-519
1 hour - 15 hours30,30311.611.026,64311.510.4+3,660
16 hours - 24 hours26,64710.29.422,5859.78.8+4,062
25 hours - 34 hours34,92113.412.028,98612.510.8+5,935
35 hours - 39 hours48,42918.619.239,68617.118.1+8,743
40 hours45,45417.417.240,00417.316.8+5,450
41 hours - 48 hours22,3258.69.421,8969.510.5+429
49 hours or more39,99015.316.638,90416.818.4+1,086
Not stated4,7281.81.84,6792.02.2+49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident 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 : 19.2% 40 hours, Queensland : 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland : 16.6% Not stated, Queensland : 1.8% None, Gold Coast City - All industries: 3.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: 11.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: 10.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: 13.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: 18.6% 40 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: 17.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: 8.6% 49 hours or more, Gold Coast City - All industries: 15.3% Not stated, Gold Coast City - All industries: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Gold Coast City - All industries: -519 1 hour - 15 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,660 16 hours - 24 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: +4,062 25 hours - 34 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: +5,935 35 hours - 39 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: +8,743 40 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: +5,450 41 hours - 48 hours, Gold Coast City - All industries: +429 49 hours or more, Gold Coast City - All industries: +1,086 Not stated, Gold Coast City - All industries: +49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Gold Coast City's resident workers in 2016 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, 38.2% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.8% and 62.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.4% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (15.3% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.6% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Gold Coast City increased by 15,708 people (11.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Gold Coast City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+8,743 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+5,935 people)
  • 40 hours (+5,450 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+4,062 people)

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