RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

60.2% of the male resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 56.4% 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 - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None1,8082.92.82,1313.43.3-323
1 hour - 15 hours4,1136.77.33,5365.76.4+577
16 hours - 24 hours2,7194.45.52,3133.74.9+406
25 hours - 34 hours3,9656.57.53,4605.66.5+505
35 hours - 39 hours10,54817.218.510,02916.116.9+519
40 hours10,94617.820.510,72817.219.6+218
41 hours - 48 hours7,38712.012.17,76612.513.3-379
49 hours or more18,69730.423.720,61833.126.6-1,921
Not stated1,2812.12.01,7072.72.5-426
Total Males61,464100.0100.062,288100.0100.0-824

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 male resident workers in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 20.5% of the male resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 77.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 23.1% and 74.9% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (4.4% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.2% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers worked 40 hours (17.8% compared to 20.5%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers worked 49 hours or more (30.4% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the male resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 1563 people (-3.2%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-1,921 males)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+577 males)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+519 males)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+505 males)

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