Rockhampton Regional Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.1% of the resident workers (All industries) in Rockhampton Regional Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Rockhampton Regional Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Rockhampton Regional Council area 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Rockhampton Regional Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None1,3784.03.41,4534.13.9-75
1 hour - 15 hours3,66910.711.03,1539.010.4+516
16 hours - 24 hours2,9068.59.42,6917.78.8+215
25 hours - 34 hours3,95311.512.03,58910.210.8+364
35 hours - 39 hours7,72322.519.27,46721.318.1+256
40 hours5,49516.017.25,61116.016.8-116
41 hours - 48 hours3,0959.09.43,77310.710.5-678
49 hours or more5,52116.116.66,44018.318.4-919
Not stated5831.71.89292.62.2-346
Total Persons34,323100.0100.035,106100.0100.0-783

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Rockhampton Regional Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 34.7% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 63.6% 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 (All industries) of Rockhampton Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (4.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.5% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (16.0% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Rockhampton Regional Council area decreased by 1457 people (-6.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Rockhampton Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-919 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-678 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+516 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+364 persons)

Rockhampton Regional Council

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