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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 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
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

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 - Construction  : 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 5.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 5.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 7.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 14.0% 40 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 24.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Construction  : 13.0% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Construction  : 26.8% Not stated, Queensland - Construction  : 1.2% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 3.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 5.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 4.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 6.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 12.8% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 19.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 14.4% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 32.2% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 1.1%
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 - Construction: -34 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +76 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +39 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +69 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +127 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +168 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +58 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: -97 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: -87
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 (Construction) 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 (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 larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 49 hours or more (32.2% compared to 26.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 41 hours - 48 hours (14.4% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 40 hours (19.8% compared to 24.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (6.4% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, 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 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+127 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-97 people)
  • Not stated (-87 people)

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