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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.3% of the resident workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None3,8273.83.44,3384.33.9-511
1 hour - 15 hours12,25312.311.011,58111.610.4+672
16 hours - 24 hours9,98910.09.49,4089.48.8+581
25 hours - 34 hours14,16914.212.012,97913.010.8+1,190
35 hours - 39 hours18,19118.219.218,01518.018.1+176
40 hours13,77913.817.213,98014.016.8-201
41 hours - 48 hours8,1238.19.48,8028.810.5-679
49 hours or more17,36617.416.618,49818.518.4-1,132
Not stated2,1572.21.82,5622.62.2-405

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 12.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 10.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 14.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 18.2% 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 13.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 8.1% 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 17.4% Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 2.2%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -511 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +672 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +581 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,190 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +176 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -201 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -679 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -1,132 Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -405
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region'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, 40.3% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 57.5% 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 the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 (12.3% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (13.8% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.1% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region decreased by 1,836 people (3.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,190 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-1,132 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-679 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+672 people)

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