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Central Coast Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

41.0% of the local labour force in the Central Coast Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Central Coast Council area 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
Central Coast Council area 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
None5,6054.33.84,7734.03.6+832
1 hour - 15 hours15,67312.010.414,38211.910.4+1,291
16 hours - 24 hours13,59610.49.712,53710.49.2+1,059
25 hours - 34 hours14,79911.39.813,15010.99.4+1,649
35 hours - 39 hours24,60018.818.221,48017.817.1+3,120
40 hours23,35317.819.421,74818.019.3+1,605
41 hours - 48 hours12,0999.210.011,8909.810.7+209
49 hours or more18,30514.016.417,30414.317.5+1,001
Not stated2,9812.32.33,4502.92.9-469

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, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Central Coast Council area: 12.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Central Coast Council area: 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Central Coast Council area: 11.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Central Coast Council area: 18.8% 40 hours, Central Coast Council area: 17.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Central Coast Council area: 9.2% 49 hours or more, Central Coast Council area: 14.0% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 2.3%
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 resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Central Coast Council area: +832 1 hour - 15 hours, Central Coast Council area: +1,291 16 hours - 24 hours, Central Coast Council area: +1,059 25 hours - 34 hours, Central Coast Council area: +1,649 35 hours - 39 hours, Central Coast Council area: +3,120 40 hours, Central Coast Council area: +1,605 41 hours - 48 hours, Central Coast Council area: +209 49 hours or more, Central Coast Council area: +1,001 Not stated, Central Coast Council area: -469
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 Central Coast Council area'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, 33.6% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.8% 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 Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (14.0% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (17.8% compared to 19.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Central Coast Council area increased by 5,935 people (8.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+3,120 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,649 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+1,605 local labour force)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,291 local labour force)

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