6365.3 - Preferred Working Hours of Wage and Salary Earners, Queensland, Oct 2006
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In October 2006, nearly one third (31%) of all Queensland wage and salary earners worked more than 40 hours a week. More than half (51%) prefer their current hours; one third of workers (33%) would prefer fewer hours, and 14% would prefer more.
Men aged 35-44 worked the most hours per week, at 45 hours on average; for women the most was 34 hours on average, worked by the 25-34 age group. The most common reason given for working their usual hours was that they were standard, award or contract hours.
Sixty-three percent of wage and salary earners who worked unpaid overtime were not compensated for this work. Other characteristics of overtime include:
Further information can be found in Preferred Working Hours of Wage and Salary Earners, Queensland, October 2006 (cat. no. 6365.3)
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