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Local labour force - Hours worked

42.3% of the labour force in Bankstown City work 40 or more hours, compared to 47.4% in Greater Sydney.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Bankstown City 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
Bankstown City 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
None2,5073.63.62,2213.43.4+286
1 hour - 15 hours6,96410.09.76,0699.39.6+895
16 hours - 24 hours6,5389.49.65,4858.48.8+1,053
25 hours - 34 hours6,6589.59.15,7608.88.7+898
35 hours - 39 hours15,37522.018.514,07321.517.4+1,302
40 hours14,99421.520.914,32421.920.6+670
41 hours - 48 hours6,0938.710.16,2379.511.1-144
49 hours or more8,44312.116.38,49513.017.5-52
Not stated2,2963.32.32,7504.22.9-454

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, Greater Sydney: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Greater Sydney: 9.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Greater Sydney: 9.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Greater Sydney: 9.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Greater Sydney: 18.5% 40 hours, Greater Sydney: 20.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Greater Sydney: 10.1% 49 hours or more, Greater Sydney: 16.3% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.3% None, Bankstown City: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Bankstown City: 10.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Bankstown City: 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Bankstown City: 9.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Bankstown City: 22.0% 40 hours, Bankstown City: 21.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Bankstown City: 8.7% 49 hours or more, Bankstown City: 12.1% Not stated, Bankstown City: 3.3%
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 labour force hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Bankstown City: +286 1 hour - 15 hours, Bankstown City: +895 16 hours - 24 hours, Bankstown City: +1,053 25 hours - 34 hours, Bankstown City: +898 35 hours - 39 hours, Bankstown City: +1,302 40 hours, Bankstown City: +670 41 hours - 48 hours, Bankstown City: -144 49 hours or more, Bankstown City: -52 Not stated, Bankstown City: -454
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 Bankstown City's local labour force in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 28.9% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 64.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 28.3% and 65.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of people who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.0% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people who worked Not stated (3.3% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who worked 49 hours or more (12.1% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.7% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in Bankstown City increased by 1,776 people (4.1%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,302 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,053 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+898 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+895 people)

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