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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

36.0% of All industries local workers in Toowoomba are employed part-time and 62.3% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Toowoomba 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
Toowoomba - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours7,69011.111.07,14610.710.5+544
16 hours - 24 hours6,3399.19.45,9208.98.9+419
25 hours - 34 hours8,43612.212.07,41011.110.9+1,026
35 hours - 39 hours13,89520.019.313,13219.718.3+763
40 hours10,56315.217.29,91714.917.0+646
41 hours - 48 hours6,7229.79.46,97310.510.6-251
49 hours or more12,04917.416.412,12518.218.5-76
Not stated1,1581.71.81,4572.21.5-299
Total Persons69,340100.0100.066,675100.0100.0+2,665

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 Toowoomba in 2016 compared to Queensland within Toowoomba 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, 36.0% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.9% and 62.3% respectively for Queensland within Toowoomba.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.0% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.2% compared to 17.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (17.4% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,026 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+763 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+646 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+544 local workers)

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