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Local labour force - Hours worked

38.6% of the labour force in the Armidale Regional Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Armidale Regional Council 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 labour force hours worked
Armidale Regional Council 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
None4484.33.84024.13.6+46
1 hour - 15 hours1,44313.910.41,45314.810.4-10
16 hours - 24 hours1,0079.79.79279.49.2+80
25 hours - 34 hours1,16411.29.81,02410.49.4+140
35 hours - 39 hours2,12320.518.21,86318.917.1+260
40 hours1,50514.519.41,45214.819.3+53
41 hours - 48 hours9499.110.09009.210.7+49
49 hours or more1,54614.916.41,58116.117.5-35
Not stated1901.82.32332.42.9-43

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

Local labour force hours worked, 2011
Local labour force hours worked, 2011 None, New South Wales: 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales: 10.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales: 9.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales: 9.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales: 18.2% 40 hours, New South Wales: 19.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales: 10.0% 49 hours or more, New South Wales: 16.4% Not stated, New South Wales: 2.3% None, Armidale Regional Council: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Armidale Regional Council: 13.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Armidale Regional Council: 9.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, Armidale Regional Council: 11.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Armidale Regional Council: 20.5% 40 hours, Armidale Regional Council: 14.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Armidale Regional Council: 9.1% 49 hours or more, Armidale Regional Council: 14.9% Not stated, Armidale Regional Council: 1.8%
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 labour force hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Armidale Regional Council: +46 1 hour - 15 hours, Armidale Regional Council: -10 16 hours - 24 hours, Armidale Regional Council: +80 25 hours - 34 hours, Armidale Regional Council: +140 35 hours - 39 hours, Armidale Regional Council: +260 40 hours, Armidale Regional Council: +53 41 hours - 48 hours, Armidale Regional Council: +49 49 hours or more, Armidale Regional Council: -35 Not stated, Armidale Regional Council: -43
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

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

Overall, 34.8% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 29.9% and 64.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.5% compared to 18.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who worked 40 hours (14.5% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who worked 49 hours or more (14.9% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Armidale Regional Council increased by 327 people (5.6%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the Armidale Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+260 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+140 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+80 people)
  • 40 hours (+53 people)

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