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Resident workers - Hours worked

39.9% of the resident workers in Sunshine Coast Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Sunshine Coast Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Sunshine Coast Council area depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Sunshine Coast Council area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None4,4943.53.44,6064.03.9-112
1 hour - 15 hours17,06613.211.014,97513.110.4+2,091
16 hours - 24 hours14,14010.99.412,03210.58.8+2,108
25 hours - 34 hours18,45714.212.015,28613.410.8+3,171
35 hours - 39 hours21,60316.719.218,51216.218.1+3,091
40 hours20,30015.717.217,44815.316.8+2,852
41 hours - 48 hours10,9018.49.410,2929.010.5+609
49 hours or more20,47515.816.618,90816.518.4+1,567
Not stated2,2011.71.82,2812.02.2-80

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Queensland : 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland : 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland : 12.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland : 19.2% 40 hours, Queensland : 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland : 16.6% Not stated, Queensland : 1.8% None, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 3.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 13.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 10.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 14.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 16.7% 40 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 15.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 8.4% 49 hours or more, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 15.8% Not stated, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: -112 1 hour - 15 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +2,091 16 hours - 24 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +2,108 25 hours - 34 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +3,171 35 hours - 39 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +3,091 40 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +2,852 41 hours - 48 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +609 49 hours or more, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +1,567 Not stated, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: -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 Sunshine Coast Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 41.8% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.8% and 62.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of Sunshine Coast Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.2% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.7% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.7% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Sunshine Coast Council area increased by 8,119 people (12.5%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Sunshine Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,171 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+3,091 people)
  • 40 hours (+2,852 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,108 people)

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