RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

34.5% of All industries local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region are employed part-time and 63.6% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the 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.

Data source

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

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 - 2016
None4,4103.83.34,4903.93.3-80
1 hour - 15 hours12,45010.710.711,66610.29.4+784
16 hours - 24 hours9,9788.69.09,5098.38.3+469
25 hours - 34 hours13,28111.49.612,19510.610.2+1,086
35 hours - 39 hours20,79217.921.119,66017.120.4+1,132
40 hours17,31114.917.616,93514.816.4+376
41 hours - 48 hours10,7329.29.411,1889.710.6-456
49 hours or more25,13721.618.526,33722.920.6-1,200
Not stated2,2241.90.82,7792.40.8-555
Total Persons116,315100.0100.0114,759100.0100.0+1,556

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 workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce within the 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, 34.5% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 63.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 32.6% and 66.6% respectively for the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce within the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.4% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.9% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (14.9% compared to 17.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (21.6% compared to 18.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-1,200 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,132 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,086 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+784 local workers)

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