1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT



  • In Queensland in trend terms, there were 664,800 part-time employed persons in December 2011, or 28.3% of total employed persons.
  • Of all employed males in Queensland in December 2011, 15.4% were working part-time, compared to 43.6% of all employed females who were working on a part-time basis.
  • In Queensland in December 2011, there were 1,683,700 full-time employed persons or 1,700 more than in November 2011 and 22,300 more than in December 2010.

Graph Image for Part-time Employment, Queensland

Footnote(s): Trend

Source(s): Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


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What do part-time and full-time employment mean?

Part-time employed persons are employed persons who usually worked fewer than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and either did so during the reference week or were not at work during the reference week.

Full-time employed persons are employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually working fewer than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.

Labour force estimates are derived from the Labour Force Survey component of the Monthly Population Survey. Information is obtained from the occupants of selected dwellings by specially trained interviewers using computer-assisted interviewing.