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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

43.9% of local workers in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region are employed part-time and 54.4% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in RDA Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast Region - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None3,9963.13.44,2833.73.8-287
1 hour - 15 hours18,42614.111.016,36614.210.5+2,060
16 hours - 24 hours15,20611.69.413,05911.38.9+2,147
25 hours - 34 hours19,90015.212.016,49714.310.9+3,403
35 hours - 39 hours22,43017.119.319,20116.618.3+3,229
40 hours20,11315.417.216,96114.717.0+3,152
41 hours - 48 hours10,6018.19.410,0008.610.6+601
49 hours or more18,12313.816.416,97414.718.5+1,149
Not stated2,1721.71.82,2682.01.5-96

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, 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: 19.3% 40 hours, Queensland: 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland: 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland: 16.4% None, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 14.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 11.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 15.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 17.1% 40 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 15.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8.1% 49 hours or more, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 13.8%
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 Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: -287 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +2,060 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +2,147 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +3,403 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +3,229 40 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +3,152 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +601 49 hours or more, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,149
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 workforce in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2016 compared to Queensland 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, 43.9% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 54.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.9% and 62.3% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (15.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (13.8% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the workforce in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,403 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+3,229 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+3,152 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,147 local workers)

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