Sunshine Coast

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

47.1% of All industries local workers in Sunshine Coast are employed part-time and 51.2% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Sunshine Coast 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 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Sunshine Coast - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours18,12613.311.115,27813.811.0+2,848
16 hours - 24 hours15,03811.09.312,75411.59.4+2,284
25 hours - 34 hours19,48414.312.016,48714.912.0+2,997
35 hours - 39 hours25,77318.920.819,29117.419.3+6,482
40 hours19,68514.416.217,20815.517.2+2,477
41 hours - 48 hours9,6737.18.49,1078.29.4+566
49 hours or more14,66110.813.615,48714.016.4-826
Not stated2,2621.71.81,8421.71.8+420
Total Persons136,267100.0100.0110,842100.0100.0+25,425

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Sunshine Coast in 2021compared to Queensland within Sunshine Coast 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, 47.1% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 51.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 58.9% respectively for Queensland within Sunshine Coast.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Sunshine Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.3% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.9% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (10.8% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Sunshine Coast between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+8,177 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+6,482 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+2,997 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+2,848 local workers)

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