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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Hours worked - Health Care and Social Assistance

47.8% of Health Care and Social Assistance local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region are employed part-time and 51.2% 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
None8385.55.27985.65.4+40
1 hour - 15 hours1,1847.74.61,1157.94.8+69
16 hours - 24 hours2,18314.35.02,00214.14.8+181
25 hours - 34 hours3,11020.36.62,75919.55.7+351
35 hours - 39 hours3,36322.030.92,97721.031.2+386
40 hours2,30715.122.12,16815.320.8+139
41 hours - 48 hours8555.614.28746.213.5-19
49 hours or more1,3168.610.51,2368.712.5+80
Not stated1581.00.92321.61.4-74

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, Public Administration and Safety: 5.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Public Administration and Safety: 4.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Public Administration and Safety: 5.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, Public Administration and Safety: 6.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, Public Administration and Safety: 30.9% 40 hours, Public Administration and Safety: 22.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Public Administration and Safety: 14.2% 49 hours or more, Public Administration and Safety: 10.5% None, Health Care and Social Assistance: 5.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Health Care and Social Assistance: 14.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, Health Care and Social Assistance: 20.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Health Care and Social Assistance: 22.0% 40 hours, Health Care and Social Assistance: 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Health Care and Social Assistance: 5.6% 49 hours or more, Health Care and Social Assistance: 8.6%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +40 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +69 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +181 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +351 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +386 40 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +139 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -19 49 hours or more, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +80
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 Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to the Public Administration and Safety 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, 47.8% of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 51.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 21.4% and 77.6% respectively for the Public Administration and Safety workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (20.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (14.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.0% compared to 30.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (5.6% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+386 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+351 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+181 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+139 local workers)

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