Gold Coast City

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.4% of the resident workers (All industries) 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers hours worked
Gold Coast City - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
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
Total Persons260,549100.0100.0231,654100.0100.0+28,895

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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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 in All industries 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 (All industries) of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Gold Coast City increased by 15708 people (11.2%).

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

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

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