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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

45.6% of the resident workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 27.9% in Administrative and Support 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%Administrative and Support Services%Number%Administrative and Support Services%2011 to 2016
None4,2533.63.34,5153.93.2-262
1 hour - 15 hours12,70410.923.711,84310.220.4+861
16 hours - 24 hours10,0478.612.69,5388.213.2+509
25 hours - 34 hours13,40111.514.512,31410.613.0+1,087
35 hours - 39 hours20,76117.816.319,56616.916.3+1,195
40 hours17,55315.111.817,16914.812.7+384
41 hours - 48 hours10,9229.44.911,3679.86.6-445
49 hours or more24,65021.211.226,55123.013.2-1,901
Not stated2,2401.91.82,8092.41.3-569

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 - Administrative and Support Services : 3.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 23.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 12.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 14.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 16.3% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 11.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 4.9% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 11.2% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Administrative and Support Services : 1.8% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 10.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 8.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 11.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 17.8% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 9.4% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 21.2% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 1.9%
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 - All industries: -262 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +861 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +509 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +1,087 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +1,195 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +384 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -445 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -1,901 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -569
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 in 2016 compared to Administrative and Support 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, 34.7% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 63.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 54.1% and 44.2% respectively for Administrative and Support Services.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Administrative and Support Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (21.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (10.9% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.6% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 767 people (1.0%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-1,901 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,195 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,087 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+861 people)

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