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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

58.8% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 to 2016
None692.13.2872.23.2-18
1 hour - 15 hours2056.311.72436.29.5-38
16 hours - 24 hours1514.68.62045.28.4-53
25 hours - 34 hours2126.510.12807.110.4-68
35 hours - 39 hours67020.620.465216.620.4+18
40 hours72022.117.480920.616.6-89
41 hours - 48 hours47714.79.260915.510.0-132
49 hours or more71422.018.896424.620.6-250
Not stated341.00.8741.90.9-40

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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 11.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 8.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 10.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 20.4% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 17.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 9.2% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 18.8% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.8% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 2.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 6.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 4.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 6.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 20.6% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 22.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 14.7% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 22.0% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: 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 - Wholesale Trade: -18 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -38 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -53 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -68 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: +18 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -89 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -132 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -250 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -40
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 (Wholesale Trade) in 2016 compared to Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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, 19.6% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 79.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 33.5% and 65.7% respectively for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 41 hours - 48 hours (14.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 40 hours (22.1% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (6.3% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (4.6% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 453 people (14.9%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-250 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-132 people)
  • 40 hours (-89 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (-68 people)

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