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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

68.3% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 61.5% in Queensland.

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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None3662.72.64373.33.0-71
1 hour - 15 hours9817.37.98636.57.3+118
16 hours - 24 hours7635.76.96284.76.2+135
25 hours - 34 hours9947.49.48776.68.5+117
35 hours - 39 hours9176.89.97195.47.6+198
40 hours1,91614.315.11,73813.014.1+178
41 hours - 48 hours9987.47.51,0247.77.0-26
49 hours or more6,24146.538.86,71650.343.4-475
Not stated2361.81.83492.62.8-113

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, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 7.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 9.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 9.9% 40 hours, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 7.5% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 38.8% Not stated, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.8% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.8% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 14.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.4% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 46.5% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -71 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +118 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +135 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +117 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +198 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +178 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -26 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -475 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -113
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 23.1% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 75.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 26.8% and 71.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) worked 49 hours or more (46.5% compared to 38.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (6.8% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (7.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (5.7% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 125 people (1.2%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-475 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+198 people)
  • 40 hours (+178 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+135 people)

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