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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 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
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

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 4.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 13.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 19.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 23.0% 40 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 5.7% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.0% Not stated, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.9% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 5.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 8.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 14.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 20.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 21.9% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 14.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 5.7% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 8.4% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.0%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +6 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +62 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +223 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +304 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +377 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +167 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +66 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -72
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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 (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 difference between hours worked by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland is:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.9% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, 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 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+304 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+223 people)
  • 40 hours (+167 people)

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