RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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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 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 - Financial and Insurance Services 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 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 stated130.50.6130.50.8--
Total Persons2,364100.0100.02,508100.0100.0-144

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

Emerging groups

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 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-48 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+33 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-32 persons)

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