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West Coast Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

55.4% of the local labour force in West Coast Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.4% in Greater Hobart.

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

The hours worked by employed people in West 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
West Coast Council area 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
None1145.74.51155.64.2-1
1 hour - 15 hours22611.212.425812.612.0-32
16 hours - 24 hours1517.510.81547.510.0-3
25 hours - 34 hours1688.312.11698.211.3-1
35 hours - 39 hours1869.221.022511.020.0-39
40 hours25412.616.427213.217.2-18
41 hours - 48 hours26513.29.527513.410.2-10
49 hours or more59729.611.552725.712.6+70
Not stated532.61.7592.92.6-6

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 Hobart: 4.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, Greater Hobart: 12.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Greater Hobart: 10.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Greater Hobart: 12.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Greater Hobart: 21.0% 40 hours, Greater Hobart: 16.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Greater Hobart: 9.5% 49 hours or more, Greater Hobart: 11.5% Not stated, Greater Hobart: 1.7% None, West Coast Council area: 5.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, West Coast Council area: 11.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, West Coast Council area: 7.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, West Coast Council area: 8.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, West Coast Council area: 9.2% 40 hours, West Coast Council area: 12.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, West Coast Council area: 13.2% 49 hours or more, West Coast Council area: 29.6% Not stated, West Coast Council area: 2.6%
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, West Coast Council area: -1 1 hour - 15 hours, West Coast Council area: -32 16 hours - 24 hours, West Coast Council area: -3 25 hours - 34 hours, West Coast Council area: -1 35 hours - 39 hours, West Coast Council area: -39 40 hours, West Coast Council area: -18 41 hours - 48 hours, West Coast Council area: -10 49 hours or more, West Coast Council area: +70 Not stated, West Coast Council area: -6
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 West Coast Council area's local labour force in 2011 compared to Greater Hobart shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 27.1% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 64.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.3% and 58.4% respectively for Greater Hobart.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of West Coast Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (29.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (9.2% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 40 hours (12.6% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.3% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in West Coast Council area increased by 3 people (0.2%).

The largest change in hours worked by the local labour force in West Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • 49 hours or more (+70 local labour force)

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