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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

43.2% of local workers in Sunshine Coast Council area are employed part-time and 55.1% 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, Sunshine Coast 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
Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None3,3883.13.43,5653.73.8-177
1 hour - 15 hours15,27813.811.013,30413.910.5+1,974
16 hours - 24 hours12,75411.59.410,61511.18.9+2,139
25 hours - 34 hours16,48714.912.013,43114.010.9+3,056
35 hours - 39 hours19,29117.419.316,23216.918.3+3,059
40 hours17,20815.517.214,24914.917.0+2,959
41 hours - 48 hours9,1078.29.48,3798.710.6+728
49 hours or more15,48714.016.414,15614.818.5+1,331
Not stated1,8421.71.81,9102.01.5-68

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, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area: 13.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area: 11.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area: 14.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area: 17.4% 40 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area: 15.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8.2% 49 hours or more, Sunshine Coast Council area: 14.0%
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, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: -177 1 hour - 15 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +1,974 16 hours - 24 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +2,139 25 hours - 34 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +3,056 35 hours - 39 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +3,059 40 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +2,959 41 hours - 48 hours, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +728 49 hours or more, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +1,331
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 Sunshine Coast Council area 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, 43.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 55.1% 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 Sunshine Coast Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (14.0% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+3,059 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,056 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+2,959 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,139 local workers)

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