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Resident workers - Hours worked

57.7% of the male resident workers (Manufacturing) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 60.7% 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 - Males20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None1122.02.11962.72.5-84
1 hour - 15 hours1663.02.72042.82.4-38
16 hours - 24 hours1432.62.71892.62.6-46
25 hours - 34 hours2795.14.62813.94.0-2
35 hours - 39 hours1,58228.826.21,95927.023.8-377
40 hours1,06219.323.21,39319.222.0-331
41 hours - 48 hours91216.616.81,23817.117.6-326
49 hours or more1,19721.820.71,62322.423.1-426
Not stated460.81.01682.31.9-122

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 - Manufacturing male  : 2.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 2.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 2.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 4.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 26.2% 40 hours, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 23.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 16.8% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 20.7% Not stated, Queensland - Manufacturing male  : 1.0% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 2.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 3.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 2.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 5.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 28.8% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 19.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 16.6% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 21.8% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: 0.8%
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 - Manufacturing: -84 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -38 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -46 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -2 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -377 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -331 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -326 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -426 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -122
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 male resident workers (Manufacturing) in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher 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, 12.7% of the male resident workers (Manufacturing) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 86.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 12.2% and 86.9% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (28.8% compared to 26.2%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) worked 49 hours or more (21.8% compared to 20.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) worked 40 hours (19.3% compared to 23.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the male resident workers (Manufacturing) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 1,460 people (23.5%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-426 males)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-377 males)
  • 40 hours (-331 males)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-326 males)

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