Southern Downs Regional Council area
Local workers - Hours worked - All industries
39.7% of local workers in Southern Downs Regional Council area are employed part-time and 57.9% 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).
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, Southern Downs Regional Council area 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|
|Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Hours worked||Number||%||Public Administration and Safety %||Number||%||Public Administration and Safety %||2011 to 2016|
|1 hour - 15 hours||1,756||13.2||9.2||1,738||12.4||6.6||+18||22002|
|16 hours - 24 hours||1,316||9.9||4.9||1,299||9.3||4.9||+17||22003|
|25 hours - 34 hours||1,713||12.9||8.0||1,739||12.5||5.4||-26||22004|
|35 hours - 39 hours||2,315||17.4||36.3||2,398||17.2||39.3||-83||22005|
|41 hours - 48 hours||1,060||8.0||9.2||1,224||8.8||9.9||-164||22007|
|49 hours or more||2,411||18.1||6.6||2,608||18.7||9.6||-197||22008|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2016 compared to the Public Administration and Safety workforce within Southern Downs Regional Council area 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, 39.7% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 57.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 27.6% and 71.2% respectively for the Public Administration and Safety workforce within Southern Downs Regional Council area.
The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Southern Downs Regional Council area and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (18.1% compared to 6.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.9% compared to 4.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.9% compared to 8.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.4% compared to 36.3%)
The largest changes in the hours worked by the workforce in Southern Downs Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 49 hours or more (-197 local workers)
- 41 hours - 48 hours (-164 local workers)
- 40 hours (-124 local workers)
- 35 hours - 39 hours (-83 local workers)