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Paroo Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

58.2% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Paroo Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Paroo Shire's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Paroo Shire 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
None324.53.4394.73.9-7
1 hour - 15 hours588.111.0637.610.4-5
16 hours - 24 hours456.39.4384.68.8+7
25 hours - 34 hours628.712.0738.810.8-11
35 hours - 39 hours8912.519.2819.718.1+8
40 hours12117.017.214317.216.8-22
41 hours - 48 hours486.79.4748.910.5-26
49 hours or more24634.516.628634.318.4-40
Not stated121.71.8364.32.2-24
Total Persons713100.0100.0833100.0100.0-120

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 Paroo Shire's 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, 27.6% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 70.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.8% and 62.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (6.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.7% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (12.5% compared to 19.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (34.5% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Paroo Shire decreased by 80 people (-13.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the Paroo Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-40 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-26 persons)
  • Not stated (-24 persons)
  • 40 hours (-22 persons)

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