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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

49.2% of the local labour force in the City of Boroondara work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.5% in Greater Melbourne.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the City of Boroondara 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 Boroondara 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
None2,7543.43.72,6033.43.4+151
1 hour - 15 hours10,85313.511.110,49313.611.3+360
16 hours - 24 hours8,31110.49.67,71810.08.9+593
25 hours - 34 hours7,6619.59.86,9579.09.2+704
35 hours - 39 hours9,87812.318.18,49211.016.6+1,386
40 hours14,67318.320.313,26917.219.9+1,404
41 hours - 48 hours8,63510.810.38,83411.511.4-199
49 hours or more16,22020.214.816,88521.916.6-665
Not stated1,3061.62.21,7592.32.8-453

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 Melbourne: 3.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Greater Melbourne: 11.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Greater Melbourne: 9.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Greater Melbourne: 18.1% 40 hours, Greater Melbourne: 20.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% 49 hours or more, Greater Melbourne: 14.8% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% None, City of Boroondara: 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Boroondara: 13.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Boroondara: 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Boroondara: 9.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Boroondara: 12.3% 40 hours, City of Boroondara: 18.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Boroondara: 10.8% 49 hours or more, City of Boroondara: 20.2% Not stated, City of Boroondara: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, City of Boroondara: +151 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Boroondara: +360 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Boroondara: +593 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Boroondara: +704 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Boroondara: +1,386 40 hours, City of Boroondara: +1,404 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Boroondara: -199 49 hours or more, City of Boroondara: -665 Not stated, City of Boroondara: -453
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 City of Boroondara's local labour force in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 33.4% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 61.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 30.5% and 63.6% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (20.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (12.3% compared to 18.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (18.3% compared to 20.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Boroondara increased by 1,926 people (4.1%).

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

  • 40 hours (+1,404 local labour force)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,386 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+704 local labour force)
  • 49 hours or more (-665 local labour force)

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