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Bulloo Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

16.4% of All industries local workers in the Bulloo Shire are employed part-time and 80.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Bulloo 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
Bulloo Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None175.93.4175.03.8--
1 hour - 15 hours93.111.0195.510.5-10
16 hours - 24 hours72.49.4164.78.9-9
25 hours - 34 hours144.912.0216.110.9-7
35 hours - 39 hours3010.519.3339.618.3-3
40 hours279.417.25014.617.0-23
41 hours - 48 hours165.69.4247.010.6-8
49 hours or more15955.416.415344.618.5+6
Not stated82.81.8102.91.5-2
Total Persons287100.0100.0343100.0100.0-56

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 Bulloo Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland within the Bulloo 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, 16.4% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 80.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.9% and 62.3% respectively for Queensland within the Bulloo Shire.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (3.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (10.5% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (9.4% compared to 17.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (55.4% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 40 hours (-23 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-10 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-9 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-8 local workers)

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