Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

33.7% of All industries local workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area are employed part-time and 64.4% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. NSW%Number%. NSW%2011 - 2016
None4693.23.25473.83.7-78
1 hour - 15 hours1,71511.710.81,61211.210.5+103
16 hours - 24 hours1,2268.310.51,2558.79.8-29
25 hours - 34 hours1,55310.610.51,3439.49.9+210
35 hours - 39 hours2,64218.019.12,39916.718.3+243
40 hours2,71318.420.02,71418.919.6-1
41 hours - 48 hours1,56510.69.11,51610.610.1+49
49 hours or more2,56217.414.92,66818.616.6-106
Not stated2691.82.02932.01.5-24
Total Persons14,714100.0100.014,347100.0100.0+367

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 workforce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 compared to NSW within the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 33.7% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 64.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for NSW within the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (18.4% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (10.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (17.4% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+243 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+210 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-106 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+103 local workers)

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