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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

36.5% of the resident workers (Education and Training) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.1% 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
None4543.93.84074.04.1+47
1 hour - 15 hours1,47112.713.91,31512.813.9+156
16 hours - 24 hours1,31011.311.41,17211.411.4+138
25 hours - 34 hours2,06517.817.11,74817.017.1+317
35 hours - 39 hours1,97717.016.91,65016.115.9+327
40 hours1,42112.213.81,37413.414.1+47
41 hours - 48 hours1,0328.98.09719.58.7+61
49 hours or more1,78115.314.31,49414.613.7+287
Not stated990.90.81231.21.0-24

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 - Education and Training  : 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Education and Training  : 13.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Education and Training  : 11.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Education and Training  : 17.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Education and Training  : 16.9% 40 hours, Queensland - Education and Training  : 13.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Education and Training  : 8.0% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Education and Training  : 14.3% Not stated, Queensland - Education and Training  : 0.8% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 3.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 12.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 11.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 17.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 17.0% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 12.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 8.9% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 15.3% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: 0.9%
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 - Education and Training: +47 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: +156 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: +138 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: +317 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: +327 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: +47 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: +61 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: +287 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Education and Training: -24
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 (Education and Training) in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 45.7% of the resident workers (Education and Training) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 53.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 46.2% and 53.0% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) worked 49 hours or more (15.3% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) worked 40 hours (12.2% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.7% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Education and Training) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 722 people (13.2%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+327 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+317 people)
  • 49 hours or more (+287 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+156 people)

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