Sunshine Coast

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in Sunshine Coast work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Sunshine Coast's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Sunshine Coast 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
Sunshine Coast Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours17,06613.211.014,97513.110.4+2,091
16 hours - 24 hours14,14010.99.412,03210.58.8+2,108
25 hours - 34 hours18,45714.212.015,28613.410.8+3,171
35 hours - 39 hours21,60316.719.218,51216.218.1+3,091
40 hours20,30015.717.217,44815.316.8+2,852
41 hours - 48 hours10,9018.49.410,2929.010.5+609
49 hours or more20,47515.816.618,90816.518.4+1,567
Not stated2,2011.71.82,2812.02.2-80
Total Persons129,637100.0100.0114,340100.0100.0+15,297

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 Sunshine Coast'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, 41.8% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.5% 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 (All industries) of Sunshine Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.2% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.7% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.7% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Sunshine Coast increased by 8119 people (12.5%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Sunshine Coast between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,171 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+3,091 persons)
  • 40 hours (+2,852 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,108 persons)

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