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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

37.0% of the local labour force in Ballina Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Ballina Shire 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
Ballina Shire 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
None7294.43.86303.93.6+99
1 hour - 15 hours2,27113.710.42,24313.810.4+28
16 hours - 24 hours1,87411.39.71,76510.99.2+109
25 hours - 34 hours2,30913.99.82,12313.19.4+186
35 hours - 39 hours2,93717.718.22,74516.917.1+192
40 hours2,45214.819.42,53615.619.3-84
41 hours - 48 hours1,3318.010.01,3398.310.7-8
49 hours or more2,35114.216.42,45315.117.5-102
Not stated3412.12.33832.42.9-42

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, 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, Ballina Shire: 4.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Ballina Shire: 13.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Ballina Shire: 11.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, Ballina Shire: 13.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Ballina Shire: 17.7% 40 hours, Ballina Shire: 14.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Ballina Shire: 8.0% 49 hours or more, Ballina Shire: 14.2% Not stated, Ballina Shire: 2.1%
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, Ballina Shire: +99 1 hour - 15 hours, Ballina Shire: +28 16 hours - 24 hours, Ballina Shire: +109 25 hours - 34 hours, Ballina Shire: +186 35 hours - 39 hours, Ballina Shire: +192 40 hours, Ballina Shire: -84 41 hours - 48 hours, Ballina Shire: -8 49 hours or more, Ballina Shire: -102 Not stated, Ballina Shire: -42
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 Ballina Shire'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, 38.9% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 54.7% 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 Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.9% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (14.8% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (14.2% 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 Ballina Shire decreased by 2 people (0.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in Ballina Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+192 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+186 local labour force)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+109 local labour force)
  • 49 hours or more (-102 local labour force)

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