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South West RED Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

54.1% of the resident workers in the South West RED Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Queensland.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the South West RED Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the South West RED Region 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.

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

Resident workers hours worked
South West RED Region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
None4303.63.44953.83.9-65
1 hour - 15 hours1,0198.511.09757.510.4+44
16 hours - 24 hours7866.69.47685.98.8+18
25 hours - 34 hours1,1269.412.01,0838.410.8+43
35 hours - 39 hours1,84615.419.21,71013.218.1+136
40 hours1,91916.017.22,08616.216.8-167
41 hours - 48 hours9718.19.41,0698.310.5-98
49 hours or more3,58329.916.64,31533.418.4-732
Not stated2912.41.84133.22.2-122

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Queensland : 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Queensland : 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Queensland : 12.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Queensland : 19.2% 40 hours, Queensland : 17.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Queensland : 9.4% 49 hours or more, Queensland : 16.6% Not stated, Queensland : 1.8% None, South West RED Region - All industries: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: 8.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: 6.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: 9.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: 15.4% 40 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: 16.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: 8.1% 49 hours or more, South West RED Region - All industries: 29.9% Not stated, South West RED Region - All industries: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, South West RED Region - All industries: -65 1 hour - 15 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: +44 16 hours - 24 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: +18 25 hours - 34 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: +43 35 hours - 39 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: +136 40 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: -167 41 hours - 48 hours, South West RED Region - All industries: -98 49 hours or more, South West RED Region - All industries: -732 Not stated, South West RED Region - All industries: -122
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the South West RED Region'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, 28.1% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 69.5% 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 of the South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (29.9% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.4% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (6.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.4% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the South West RED Region decreased by 861 people (9.4%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the South West RED Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-732 people)
  • 40 hours (-167 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+136 people)
  • Not stated (-122 people)

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