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South West RED Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.8% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in South West RED Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 28.9% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for South West RED Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in South West RED 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
South West RED Region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None705.34.8786.05.4-8
1 hour - 15 hours846.48.7917.08.9-7
16 hours - 24 hours14210.813.914310.913.6-1
25 hours - 34 hours16912.919.820215.517.6-33
35 hours - 39 hours28521.723.027821.322.8+7
40 hours32524.715.129022.215.4+35
41 hours - 48 hours695.35.7816.26.4-12
49 hours or more15511.88.01249.58.5+31
Not stated151.10.9201.51.4-5

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 4.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 13.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 19.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 23.0% 40 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 5.7% 49 hours or more, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.0% Not stated, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.9% None, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 5.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 6.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 10.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 12.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 21.7% 40 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 24.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 5.3% 49 hours or more, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 11.8% Not stated, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.1%
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, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -8 1 hour - 15 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -7 16 hours - 24 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -1 25 hours - 34 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -33 35 hours - 39 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +7 40 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +35 41 hours - 48 hours, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -12 49 hours or more, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +31 Not stated, South West RED Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -5
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 South West RED Region's resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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, 35.4% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 63.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 47.2% and 51.9% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) worked 40 hours (24.7% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) worked 49 hours or more (11.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.9% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.8% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) working full-time (35 hours or more) in South West RED Region increased by 61 people (7.9%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in South West RED Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+35 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (-33 people)
  • 49 hours or more (+31 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-12 people)

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