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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

31.7% of All industries local workers in the Balonne Shire are employed part-time and 65.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Balonne Shire 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
Balonne Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None693.33.4793.43.8-10
1 hour - 15 hours2039.611.01878.110.5+16
16 hours - 24 hours1627.79.41295.68.9+33
25 hours - 34 hours23411.112.023610.210.9-2
35 hours - 39 hours26612.619.323910.318.3+27
40 hours32315.317.229712.817.0+26
41 hours - 48 hours1557.39.41888.110.6-33
49 hours or more64630.616.488738.418.5-241
Not stated512.41.8703.01.5-19
Total Persons2,109100.0100.02,312100.0100.0-203

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 Balonne Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland within the Balonne Shire 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, 31.7% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 65.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.9% and 62.3% respectively for Queensland within the Balonne Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (12.6% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.3% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (30.6% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the Balonne Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-241 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+33 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-33 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+27 local workers)

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