Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

35.3% of All industries local workers in Whitsunday are employed part-time and 62.5% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Whitsunday 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

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Local workers hours worked, 2021
Whitsunday - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours1,70310.011.11,3168.711.0+387
16 hours - 24 hours1,3848.19.31,1457.69.4+239
25 hours - 34 hours2,25213.212.01,79411.912.0+458
35 hours - 39 hours3,43820.220.82,41816.019.3+1,020
40 hours2,32813.616.22,41016.017.2-82
41 hours - 48 hours1,5379.08.41,73311.59.4-196
49 hours or more3,35119.613.63,44022.816.4-89
Not stated3862.31.83172.11.8+69
Total Persons17,060100.0100.015,105100.0100.0+1,955

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 Whitsunday in 2021compared to Queensland within Whitsunday shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.3% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 58.9% respectively for Queensland within Whitsunday.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not work (4.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.6% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (19.6% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,020 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+458 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+387 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+239 local workers)

Whitsunday Regional Council

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