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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

43.1% of local workers in the Central Coast Council area are employed part-time and 55.6% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Central Coast Council area across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers hours worked
Central Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
None3,7384.13.73,1533.73.4+585
1 hour - 15 hours12,78514.210.512,00714.010.4+778
16 hours - 24 hours10,73311.99.810,26911.99.3+464
25 hours - 34 hours11,54212.89.910,49212.29.5+1,050
35 hours - 39 hours16,96918.818.315,28317.817.3+1,686
40 hours14,28115.919.613,99716.319.4+284
41 hours - 48 hours7,6588.510.17,8399.111.0-181
49 hours or more11,16812.416.611,36613.217.8-198
Not stated1,2201.41.51,6381.91.9-418

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

Local workers hours worked, 2011
Local workers hours worked, 2011 None, New South Wales: 3.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales: 10.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales: 9.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales: 9.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales: 18.3% 40 hours, New South Wales: 19.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales: 10.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales: 16.6% None, Central Coast Council area: 4.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Central Coast Council area: 14.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, Central Coast Council area: 11.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Central Coast Council area: 12.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Central Coast Council area: 18.8% 40 hours, Central Coast Council area: 15.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Central Coast Council area: 8.5% 49 hours or more, Central Coast Council area: 12.4%
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 workers hours worked, 2011
Change in local workers hours worked, 2011 None, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +585 1 hour - 15 hours, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +778 16 hours - 24 hours, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +464 25 hours - 34 hours, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,050 35 hours - 39 hours, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +1,686 40 hours, Central Coast Council area - All industries: +284 41 hours - 48 hours, Central Coast Council area - All industries: -181 49 hours or more, Central Coast Council area - All industries: -198
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 workforce in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 43.1% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 55.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.0% and 64.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the in the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.8% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (12.4% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.9% compared to 19.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,686 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,050 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+778 local workers)
  • None (+585 local workers)

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