RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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 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 - Retail Trade 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 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
Total Persons11,380100.0100.012,825100.0100.0-1,445

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 Retail Trade workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to Queensland within the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 within the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

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 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%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (19.5% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (12.4% compared to 10.4%)

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:

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

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