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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

42.8% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 49.3% 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
None1114.73.81275.14.3-16
1 hour - 15 hours1024.34.31345.34.8-32
16 hours - 24 hours1657.06.92248.97.3-59
25 hours - 34 hours25911.09.327410.99.0-15
35 hours - 39 hours70229.725.966926.724.6+33
40 hours44218.723.245218.022.0-10
41 hours - 48 hours24910.510.42469.811.1+3
49 hours or more32113.615.736914.716.1-48
Not stated130.50.6130.50.80

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 - Financial and Insurance Services  : 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 4.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 6.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 9.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 25.9% 40 hours, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 23.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 10.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 15.7% Not stated, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.6% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 4.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 4.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 7.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 11.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 29.7% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 18.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 10.5% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 13.6% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.5%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: -16 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -32 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -59 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -15 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +33 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -10 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +3 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -48 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) 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, 26.9% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 72.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 24.2% and 75.1% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (29.7% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked 40 hours (18.7% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) worked 49 hours or more (13.6% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 22 people (1.3%).

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

  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-59 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-48 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+33 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-32 people)

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