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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

29.3% of the female resident workers 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 - Females20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None2,4324.44.12,3844.54.6+48
1 hour - 15 hours8,57715.615.08,29515.514.9+282
16 hours - 24 hours7,32013.313.67,24613.613.2+74
25 hours - 34 hours9,41217.116.88,87316.615.6+539
35 hours - 39 hours10,21818.619.99,52717.819.5+691
40 hours6,62512.013.56,44912.113.8+176
41 hours - 48 hours3,5226.46.53,5936.77.3-71
49 hours or more5,94910.88.95,92711.19.2+22
Not stated9281.71.61,1112.11.8-183

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 : 4.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland : 15.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland : 13.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland : 16.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland : 19.9% 40 hours, Queensland : 13.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland : 6.5% 49 hours or more, Queensland : 8.9% Not stated, Queensland : 1.6% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 4.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 15.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 13.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 17.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 18.6% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 12.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 6.4% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 10.8% Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 1.7%
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 - All industries: +48 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +282 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +74 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +539 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +691 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +176 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -71 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +22 Not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -183
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 female 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, 50.5% of the female resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 47.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 49.5% and 48.8% respectively for Queensland.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers worked 49 hours or more (10.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers worked 40 hours (12.0% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.6% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the female resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 818 people (3.2%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+691 females)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+539 females)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+282 females)
  • Not stated (-183 females)

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