Gold Coast City

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

44.3% of All industries local workers in Gold Coast City are employed part-time and 53.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Gold Coast City 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
Gold Coast City - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours34,10112.411.128,22412.011.0+5,877
16 hours - 24 hours28,42010.49.324,95810.69.4+3,462
25 hours - 34 hours36,12313.212.032,46413.812.0+3,659
35 hours - 39 hours55,98220.420.845,48519.319.3+10,497
40 hours42,91515.616.240,10717.017.2+2,808
41 hours - 48 hours19,3777.18.419,9138.59.4-536
49 hours or more29,44710.713.633,62414.316.4-4,177
Not stated4,9901.81.84,2171.81.8+773
Total Persons274,354100.0100.0235,526100.0100.0+38,828

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 Gold Coast City in 2021compared to Queensland within Gold Coast City 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, 44.3% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 53.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 58.9% respectively for Queensland within Gold Coast City.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not work (8.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (10.7% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Gold Coast City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+16,465 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+10,497 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+5,877 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-4,177 local workers)

Gold Coast City

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