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Resident workers - Hours worked

46.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in NSW.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. NSW%Number%. NSW%2011 - 2016
None1,1984.13.21,3324.63.8-134
1 hour - 15 hours2,6298.910.82,3288.110.4+301
16 hours - 24 hours2,0997.110.42,1567.59.7-57
25 hours - 34 hours2,8679.810.52,5158.89.8+352
35 hours - 39 hours6,30121.419.15,95620.718.2+345
40 hours6,08620.720.05,75320.019.4+333
41 hours - 48 hours3,24211.09.13,45612.010.0-214
49 hours or more4,46915.214.94,68916.316.4-220
Not stated5051.72.05241.82.3-19
Total Persons29,396100.0100.028,709100.0100.0+687

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 29.9% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 68.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (7.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.4% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (11.0% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by 244 people (1.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+352 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+345 persons)
  • 40 hours (+333 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+301 persons)

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