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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Hours worked - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

23.1% of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region are employed part-time and 75.2% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers hours worked
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
None3472.79.74153.27.8-68
1 hour - 15 hours9567.41.88416.51.5+115
16 hours - 24 hours7245.61.56304.81.2+94
25 hours - 34 hours9577.42.08376.42.2+120
35 hours - 39 hours8726.87.66975.47.1+175
40 hours1,84014.29.71,67912.99.9+161
41 hours - 48 hours9527.48.89927.69.4-40
49 hours or more6,05146.957.46,59850.758.7-547
Not stated2141.71.53322.52.2-118

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Mining: 9.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Mining: 1.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Mining: 1.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Mining: 2.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Mining: 7.6% 40 hours, Mining: 9.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Mining: 8.8% 49 hours or more, Mining: 57.4% None, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.8% 40 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 14.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.4% 49 hours or more, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 46.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -68 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +115 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +94 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +120 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +175 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +161 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -40 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -547
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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to the Mining workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 23.1% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 75.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 15.0% and 83.5% respectively for the Mining workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Mining workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (7.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (7.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (46.9% compared to 57.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not work (2.7% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-547 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+175 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+161 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+120 local workers)

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