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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

29.8% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 28.0% 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
None3383.02.93953.23.4-57
1 hour - 15 hours2,14119.220.82,33418.720.8-193
16 hours - 24 hours1,37212.313.51,44911.612.6-77
25 hours - 34 hours1,70515.315.01,71413.713.6-9
35 hours - 39 hours2,15119.318.72,24317.917.2-92
40 hours1,0879.810.51,38511.110.8-298
41 hours - 48 hours8567.77.11,1239.08.0-267
49 hours or more1,37112.310.51,68213.412.0-311
Not stated1131.01.01851.51.6-72

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 - Retail Trade  : 2.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 20.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 13.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 15.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 18.7% 40 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 10.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 7.1% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 10.5% Not stated, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.0% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 3.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 19.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 12.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 15.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 19.3% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 9.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 7.7% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 12.3% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 1.0%
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 - Retail Trade: -57 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -193 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -77 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -9 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -92 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -298 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -267 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -311 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -72
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 (Retail Trade) 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, 49.9% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 49.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 52.3% and 46.7% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 49 hours or more (12.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (19.2% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) worked 40 hours (9.8% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Retail Trade) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 968 people (15.0%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-311 people)
  • 40 hours (-298 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-267 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-193 people)

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