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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

40.8% of local workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region are employed part-time and 57.1% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
None3,1993.53.43,6854.03.8-486
1 hour - 15 hours11,43812.511.010,83611.810.5+602
16 hours - 24 hours9,35110.29.48,8469.78.9+505
25 hours - 34 hours13,40714.612.012,26613.410.9+1,141
35 hours - 39 hours17,34518.919.317,20918.818.3+136
40 hours12,72113.917.212,94014.117.0-219
41 hours - 48 hours7,4288.19.48,1028.810.6-674
49 hours or more14,75916.116.415,44416.918.5-685
Not stated1,9432.11.82,2792.51.5-336

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 Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 18.9% 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.1% 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 16.1%
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 Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -486 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +602 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +505 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,141 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +136 40 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -219 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -674 49 hours or more, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -685
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 Wide Bay Burnett 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, 40.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 57.1% 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 the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.6% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.5% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.9% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.1% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,141 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-685 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-674 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+602 local workers)

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