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Local workers - Hours worked - Retail Trade

49.6% of Retail Trade local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region are employed part-time and 49.3% 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 - Retail Trade20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None3453.02.94133.23.4-68
1 hour - 15 hours2,16819.120.92,40218.720.9-234
16 hours - 24 hours1,39312.213.51,46611.412.6-73
25 hours - 34 hours1,74015.315.01,76913.813.6-29
35 hours - 39 hours2,21719.518.72,30518.017.3-88
40 hours1,1099.710.51,42011.110.8-311
41 hours - 48 hours8697.67.01,1418.98.0-272
49 hours or more1,41212.410.41,72313.412.0-311
Not stated1271.11.01861.51.4-59

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: 2.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland: 20.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland: 13.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland: 15.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland: 18.7% 40 hours, Queensland: 10.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 7.0% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 10.4% None, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 19.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 12.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 15.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 19.5% 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.6% 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 12.4%
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 - Retail Trade: -68 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -234 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -73 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -29 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -88 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -311 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -272 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -311
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 Retail Trade workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 49.6% of the Retail Trade workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 49.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 52.3% and 46.6% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Retail 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 (12.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (19.5% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (19.1% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.2% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 40 hours (-311 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-311 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-272 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-234 local workers)

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