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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Hours worked - Wholesale Trade

19.4% of Wholesale Trade local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region are employed part-time and 79.6% 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 - Wholesale Trade20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None762.32.2902.32.5-14
1 hour - 15 hours2086.45.22506.45.3-42
16 hours - 24 hours1414.35.21934.95.4-52
25 hours - 34 hours2076.47.22727.07.1-65
35 hours - 39 hours67920.923.865416.720.4+25
40 hours70721.723.281220.822.4-105
41 hours - 48 hours48214.813.761615.814.3-134
49 hours or more72422.218.894624.221.5-222
Not stated321.00.7761.91.1-44

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, Queensland: 2.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 5.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 5.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 7.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 23.8% 40 hours, Queensland: 23.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 13.7% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 18.8% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 20.9% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 21.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 14.8% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 22.2%
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 - Wholesale Trade: -14 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -42 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -52 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -65 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: +25 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -105 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -134 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Wholesale Trade: -222
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 Wholesale Trade workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a similar proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 19.4% of the Wholesale Trade workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 79.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 19.8% and 79.5% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Wholesale Trade workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (22.2% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (6.4% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.9% compared to 23.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (21.7% compared to 23.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 49 hours or more (-222 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-134 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-105 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (-65 local workers)

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