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Resident workers - Hours worked

45.3% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 53.2% 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
None1433.22.61353.23.0+8
1 hour - 15 hours52711.78.94089.58.2+119
16 hours - 24 hours3888.68.03598.47.6+29
25 hours - 34 hours45410.19.344710.48.6+7
35 hours - 39 hours91920.417.387620.416.2+43
40 hours78317.423.070916.622.0+74
41 hours - 48 hours4149.210.543010.012.4-16
49 hours or more84618.819.788220.621.2-36
Not stated370.80.6380.90.8-1

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 8.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 8.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 9.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 17.3% 40 hours, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 23.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 10.5% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 19.7% Not stated, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.6% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 11.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 8.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 10.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 20.4% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 17.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.2% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 18.8% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.8%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +8 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +119 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +29 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +7 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +43 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +74 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -16 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -36 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical 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, 33.5% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 65.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 28.9% and 70.5% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.4% compared to 17.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) worked 40 hours (17.4% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.2% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 65 people (2.2%).

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

  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+119 people)
  • 40 hours (+74 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+43 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-36 people)

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