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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

43.9% of the local labour force in the City of Adelaide work 40 or more hours, compared to 39.4% in Greater Adelaide.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the City of Adelaide's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the City of Adelaide depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers hours worked
City of Adelaide 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Greater Adelaide%Number%Greater Adelaide%2006 to 2011
None4094.54.23264.23.8+83
1 hour - 15 hours1,24613.712.01,02813.311.5+218
16 hours - 24 hours8379.29.86578.59.2+180
25 hours - 34 hours8399.211.76979.011.1+142
35 hours - 39 hours1,65018.221.01,17615.220.2+474
40 hours1,46116.116.01,25116.115.9+210
41 hours - 48 hours94910.410.392411.911.3+25
49 hours or more1,57917.413.11,59120.514.5-12
Not stated1191.31.81001.32.5+19

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers hours worked, 2011
Local resident workers hours worked, 2011 None, Greater Adelaide: 4.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Greater Adelaide: 12.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Greater Adelaide: 11.7% 35 hours - 39 hours, Greater Adelaide: 21.0% 40 hours, Greater Adelaide: 16.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Greater Adelaide: 10.3% 49 hours or more, Greater Adelaide: 13.1% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% None, City of Adelaide: 4.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Adelaide: 13.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Adelaide: 9.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Adelaide: 9.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Adelaide: 18.2% 40 hours, City of Adelaide: 16.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Adelaide: 10.4% 49 hours or more, City of Adelaide: 17.4% Not stated, City of Adelaide: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, City of Adelaide: +83 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Adelaide: +218 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Adelaide: +180 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Adelaide: +142 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Adelaide: +474 40 hours, City of Adelaide: +210 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Adelaide: +25 49 hours or more, City of Adelaide: -12 Not stated, City of Adelaide: +19
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the City of Adelaide's local labour force in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 32.1% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 33.5% and 60.4% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (17.4% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.7% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.2% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.2% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Adelaide increased by 697 people (14.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the City of Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+474 local labour force)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+218 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+210 local labour force)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+180 local labour force)

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