Gympie Regional Council

Resident workers - Hours worked

35.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in Gympie Regional Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Queensland.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Gympie Regional 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
Gympie Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours2,66913.111.02,25612.911.0+413
16 hours - 24 hours2,16210.69.21,79610.39.4+366
25 hours - 34 hours3,06915.111.92,57014.712.0+499
35 hours - 39 hours3,47917.120.72,91716.719.2+562
40 hours2,47412.216.22,25512.917.2+219
41 hours - 48 hours1,6228.08.41,3207.59.4+302
49 hours or more3,21015.813.73,26618.716.6-56
Not stated5122.51.83672.11.8+145
Total Persons20,348100.0100.017,508100.0100.0+2,840

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 Gympie Regional 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, 44.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 53.0% 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 Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (15.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.1% compared to 20.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (12.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (15.8% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Gympie Regional Council increased by 1027 people (10.5%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+562 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+499 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+413 persons)
  • None (+390 persons)

Gympie Regional Council

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