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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

51.6% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 56.4% in Regional QLD.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011 to 2016
None1522.12.52602.82.9-108
1 hour - 15 hours3795.15.64394.74.9-60
16 hours - 24 hours3374.64.74084.34.4-71
25 hours - 34 hours5407.37.05896.26.3-49
35 hours - 39 hours2,08528.322.92,55127.020.8-466
40 hours1,37418.621.31,75318.620.6-379
41 hours - 48 hours1,06314.415.81,44015.316.8-377
49 hours or more1,36718.619.31,80319.121.6-436
Not stated721.01.01962.11.8-124

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

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 2.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 5.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 4.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 7.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 22.9% 40 hours, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 21.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 15.8% 49 hours or more, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 19.3% Not stated, Regional QLD - Manufacturing  : 1.0% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 2.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 5.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 4.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 7.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 28.3% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 18.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 14.4% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 18.6% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -108 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -60 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -71 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -49 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -466 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -379 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -377 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -436 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -124
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers (Manufacturing) in 2016 compared to Regional QLD 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, 19.1% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 79.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 19.8% and 79.2% respectively for Regional QLD.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Manufacturing) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (28.3% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) worked 40 hours (18.6% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) worked 41 hours - 48 hours (14.4% compared to 15.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Manufacturing) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 1,658 people (22.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Manufacturing) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-466 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-436 people)
  • 40 hours (-379 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-377 people)

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