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Murchison Area

Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

45.0% of the local labour force in Murchison Area work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.4% in Greater Hobart.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Murchison 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
Murchison Area 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
None6415.34.55914.94.2+50
1 hour - 15 hours1,45311.912.41,34211.212.0+111
16 hours - 24 hours1,1369.310.81,0518.710.0+85
25 hours - 34 hours1,31310.812.11,1589.611.3+155
35 hours - 39 hours1,85315.221.01,80715.020.0+46
40 hours1,84815.216.41,94516.217.2-97
41 hours - 48 hours1,23710.29.51,36611.410.2-129
49 hours or more2,40119.711.52,39319.912.6+8
Not stated2962.41.73653.02.6-69

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, Murchison Area: 5.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Murchison Area: 11.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Murchison Area: 9.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, Murchison Area: 10.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Murchison Area: 15.2% 40 hours, Murchison Area: 15.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Murchison Area: 10.2% 49 hours or more, Murchison Area: 19.7% Not stated, Murchison Area: 2.4%
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 resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Murchison Area: +50 1 hour - 15 hours, Murchison Area: +111 16 hours - 24 hours, Murchison Area: +85 25 hours - 34 hours, Murchison Area: +155 35 hours - 39 hours, Murchison Area: +46 40 hours, Murchison Area: -97 41 hours - 48 hours, Murchison Area: -129 49 hours or more, Murchison Area: +8 Not stated, Murchison Area: -69
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 Murchison 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, 32.0% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.3% 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 Murchison Area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (19.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.2% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (10.8% 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 Murchison Area decreased by 172 people (2.3%).

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+155 local labour force)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-129 local labour force)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+111 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (-97 local labour force)

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