RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

29.0% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 28.9% 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None8015.44.87955.85.4+6
1 hour - 15 hours1,1958.08.71,1338.28.9+62
16 hours - 24 hours2,17314.613.91,95014.113.6+223
25 hours - 34 hours3,01520.219.82,71119.717.6+304
35 hours - 39 hours3,26121.923.02,88420.922.8+377
40 hours2,22614.915.12,05914.915.4+167
41 hours - 48 hours8435.75.78426.16.4+1
49 hours or more1,2598.48.01,1938.78.5+66
Not stated1471.00.92191.61.4-72
Total Persons14,920100.0100.013,786100.0100.0+1,134

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, 48.2% of the resident workers in Health Care and Social Assistance worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 50.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 47.2% and 51.9% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (5.4% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (14.6% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.9% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 611 people (8.8%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+377 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+304 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+223 persons)
  • 40 hours (+167 persons)

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