RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

66.4% of the resident workers (Construction) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 64.2% in Victoria.

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 - Construction 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None2853.02.63193.53.3-34
1 hour - 15 hours5295.65.14534.95.2+76
16 hours - 24 hours4374.65.13984.35.3+39
25 hours - 34 hours6096.47.85405.97.3+69
35 hours - 39 hours1,21612.814.01,08911.911.5+127
40 hours1,87919.824.41,71118.722.3+168
41 hours - 48 hours1,36014.413.01,30214.213.1+58
49 hours or more3,05132.226.83,14834.430.0-97
Not stated1081.11.21952.12.0-87
Total Persons9,474100.0100.09,155100.0100.0+319

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 resident workers 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, 19.6% of the resident workers in Construction worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 79.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 20.6% and 78.2% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (6.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (19.8% compared to 24.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (14.4% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (32.2% compared to 26.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (Construction) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 256 people (3.5%).

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

  • 40 hours (+168 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+127 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-97 persons)
  • Not stated (-87 persons)

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