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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

35.6% of All industries local workers in Rockhampton Regional Council area are employed part-time and 62.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Rockhampton Regional Council area 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Rockhampton Regional Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None1,4363.93.41,5234.13.8-87
1 hour - 15 hours3,95210.811.03,3709.110.5+582
16 hours - 24 hours3,2428.99.42,9337.98.9+309
25 hours - 34 hours4,39612.012.04,00010.810.9+396
35 hours - 39 hours8,36222.919.38,20022.118.3+162
40 hours6,20517.017.26,17716.617.0+28
41 hours - 48 hours3,2028.89.43,86510.410.6-663
49 hours or more5,21614.316.46,08816.418.5-872
Not stated5721.61.89542.61.5-382
Total Persons36,583100.0100.037,110100.0100.0-527

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 the workforce in Rockhampton Regional Council area in 2016 compared to Queensland within Rockhampton Regional Council area shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.6% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.9% and 62.3% respectively for Queensland within Rockhampton Regional Council area.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Rockhampton Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.9% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.9% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (14.3% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 49 hours or more (-872 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-663 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+582 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+396 local workers)

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