Sunshine Coast

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

43.2% of All industries local workers in Sunshine Coast are employed part-time and 55.1% 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2016
Sunshine Coast - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours15,27813.811.013,30413.910.5+1,974
16 hours - 24 hours12,75411.59.410,61511.18.9+2,139
25 hours - 34 hours16,48714.912.013,43114.010.9+3,056
35 hours - 39 hours19,29117.419.316,23216.918.3+3,059
40 hours17,20815.517.214,24914.917.0+2,959
41 hours - 48 hours9,1078.29.48,3798.710.6+728
49 hours or more15,48714.016.414,15614.818.5+1,331
Not stated1,8421.71.81,9102.01.5-68
Total Persons110,842100.0100.095,841100.0100.0+15,001

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 Sunshine Coast in 2016 compared 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, 43.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 55.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.9% and 62.3% 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 (13.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (14.0% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Sunshine Coast between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+3,059 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,056 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+2,959 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,139 local workers)

Sunshine Coast Council

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