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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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. RDA Sunshine Coast Region is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the RDA Sunshine Coast Region.

Local workers hours worked
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries2016
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %
None3,9963.13.4
1 hour - 15 hours18,42614.111.0
16 hours - 24 hours15,20611.69.4
25 hours - 34 hours19,90015.212.0
35 hours - 39 hours22,43017.119.3
40 hours20,11315.417.2
41 hours - 48 hours10,6018.19.4
49 hours or more18,12313.816.4
Not stated2,1721.71.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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.

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

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