RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

60.8% of the female resident workers (Mining) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 65.3% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for 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 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers hours worked
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None227.97.0195.45.2+3
1 hour - 15 hours103.63.7226.23.2-12
16 hours - 24 hours165.84.9102.84.7+6
25 hours - 34 hours176.16.1257.05.6-8
35 hours - 39 hours4415.812.24412.410.8--
40 hours5720.517.27120.017.4-14
41 hours - 48 hours259.016.25415.219.4-29
49 hours or more8731.331.810730.132.7-20
Not stated000.830.80.8-3
Total Females278100.0100.0355100.0100.0-77

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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's female resident workers in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 23.4% of the female resident workers in Mining worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 76.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 21.7% and 77.5% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the female resident workers (Mining) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers worked None (7.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.8% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers worked 40 hours (20.5% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.0% compared to 16.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of the female resident workers (Mining) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 63 people (-22.8%).

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

  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-29 females)
  • 49 hours or more (-20 females)
  • 40 hours (-14 females)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-12 females)

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