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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

32.2% of local workers in the City of Adelaide are employed part-time and 67.0% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in City of Adelaide 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers hours worked
City of Adelaide - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
None5,0974.74.34,0594.13.8+1,038
1 hour - 15 hours8,8108.112.08,0668.211.5+744
16 hours - 24 hours9,7088.99.98,4828.69.2+1,226
25 hours - 34 hours11,61110.611.810,18410.311.1+1,427
35 hours - 39 hours28,69026.220.024,65825.019.2+4,032
40 hours19,60217.915.817,23517.515.9+2,367
41 hours - 48 hours12,02911.010.411,81012.011.5+219
49 hours or more13,03111.914.512,82313.016.0+208
Not stated8280.81.31,2231.21.7-395

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

Local workers hours worked, 2011
Local workers hours worked, 2011 None, South Australia: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, South Australia: 12.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, South Australia: 9.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, South Australia: 11.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, South Australia: 20.0% 40 hours, South Australia: 15.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, South Australia: 10.4% 49 hours or more, South Australia: 14.5% None, City of Adelaide: 4.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Adelaide: 8.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Adelaide: 8.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Adelaide: 10.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Adelaide: 26.2% 40 hours, City of Adelaide: 17.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Adelaide: 11.0% 49 hours or more, City of Adelaide: 11.9%
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 workers hours worked, 2011
Change in local workers hours worked, 2011 None, City of Adelaide - All industries: +1,038 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +744 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +1,226 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +1,427 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +4,032 40 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +2,367 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +219 49 hours or more, City of Adelaide - All industries: +208
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 workforce in the City of Adelaide in 2011 compared to South Australia 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, 32.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 67.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 38.0% and 60.7% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (26.2% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (17.9% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.1% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (11.9% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+4,032 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+2,367 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,427 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,226 local workers)

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