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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

43.2% of the resident workers in Toowoomba Regional Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 58.5% in Wholesale Trade.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Toowoomba Regional Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Toowoomba Regional Council area 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
Toowoomba Regional Council area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Wholesale Trade%Number%Wholesale Trade%2011 to 2016
None2,5663.62.12,7194.02.3-153
1 hour - 15 hours7,85811.05.07,30810.65.7+550
16 hours - 24 hours6,4239.04.05,9958.75.2+428
25 hours - 34 hours8,48511.97.27,54311.06.4+942
35 hours - 39 hours13,94719.622.213,12519.118.3+822
40 hours10,83015.222.510,19114.820.4+639
41 hours - 48 hours6,9379.715.07,19410.516.9-257
49 hours or more12,96518.220.913,25719.323.0-292
Not stated1,1801.71.01,4892.21.8-309

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, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 2.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 5.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 4.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 7.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 22.2% 40 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 22.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 15.0% 49 hours or more, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 20.9% Not stated, Toowoomba Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade : 1.0% None, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 9.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 11.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 19.6% 40 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 15.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 9.7% 49 hours or more, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: 18.2% Not stated, Toowoomba Regional Council area - 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, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: -153 1 hour - 15 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +550 16 hours - 24 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +428 25 hours - 34 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +942 35 hours - 39 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +822 40 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +639 41 hours - 48 hours, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: -257 49 hours or more, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: -292 Not stated, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: -309
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 Toowoomba Regional Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to Wholesale Trade 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, 35.6% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 18.3% and 80.7% respectively for Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of Toowoomba Regional Council area and Wholesale Trade were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.2% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.7% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Toowoomba Regional Council area increased by 912 people (2.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Toowoomba Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+942 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+822 people)
  • 40 hours (+639 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+550 people)

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