Moreton Bay Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in Moreton Bay Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Moreton Bay Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Moreton Bay Region 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
Moreton Bay Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours20,63110.911.018,00110.310.4+2,630
16 hours - 24 hours17,6339.39.415,6018.98.8+2,032
25 hours - 34 hours23,15312.212.019,34411.110.8+3,809
35 hours - 39 hours39,27120.719.234,71719.918.1+4,554
40 hours33,63517.817.230,42117.416.8+3,214
41 hours - 48 hours17,6359.39.417,69710.110.5-62
49 hours or more27,50814.516.627,79415.918.4-286
Not stated3,3671.81.83,8212.22.2-454
Total Persons189,484100.0100.0174,490100.0100.0+14,994

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 Moreton Bay Region'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, 35.9% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.3% 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 Moreton Bay Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.7% compared to 19.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (17.8% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.5% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Moreton Bay Region increased by 7420 people (6.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Moreton Bay Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+4,554 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,809 persons)
  • 40 hours (+3,214 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+2,630 persons)

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