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6342.0.80.002 - Flexible Working Arrangements in Queensland, Oct 2010 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2011   
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SUMMARY OF FINDINGS


SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

For those in scope for this module, in the 12 months prior to October 2010:

  • an estimated 1,105,439 (58%) used some form of flexible working arrangement;
  • the most frequently used flexible working arrangement was choosing when to take annual leave with nearly half (49%) making use of this arrangement;
  • those aged 15-24 years did not use flexible working arrangements as often as their older colleagues, with 64% of those aged 15-24 years not using any flexible working arrangements.


WORK PREFERENCES

For those in scope for this module, in the 12 months prior to October 2010:
  • an estimated 267,194 (14%) would have preferred to work more hours than they usually worked;
  • an estimated 475,991 (25%) would have preferred to work fewer hours than they normally did;
  • financial reasons were the main driving force for wanting to work more hours;
  • lifestyle reasons were the main driver for wanting to work fewer hours;
  • families with a single adult i.e. one parent families and lone person households have consistently higher proportions who would have preferred to work more hours when compared to couple families with the same profile of children in the household.


VOLUNTEERING

For those in scope for this module, in the 12 months prior to October 2010:
  • an estimated 663,353 (21%) participated in unpaid voluntary work;
  • females were more likely to volunteer (25%) than males (18%);
  • fundraising was the most common volunteer activity undertaken;
  • where sector of employment could be established, those in the government sector were significantly more likely to have volunteered (26%) than those in the private sector (18%).


CARING

For those in scope for this module, in the 12 months prior to October 2010:
  • an estimated 1,246,829 (40%) provided care for at least one child aged 0 -14 years;
  • an estimated 580,546 (19%) provided care for at least one person aged 15 years and over;
  • an estimated 306,396 (10%) provided care for at least one person aged 15 years and over and one child aged 0 -14 years;
  • those not in the labour force who were on long-term unpaid leave reported the highest proportion who provided care for children (68%) and the highest proportion who provided care for adults (22%).


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