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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

28.6% of local workers in West Coast Council area are employed part-time and 69.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Cradle Coast Region 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
West Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
None1185.14.61155.74.2+3
1 hour - 15 hours2159.412.623811.712.0-23
16 hours - 24 hours1647.110.91507.410.0+14
25 hours - 34 hours1607.012.11648.111.1-4
35 hours - 39 hours2008.719.422411.018.5-24
40 hours25611.216.424912.317.1+7
41 hours - 48 hours37016.19.731215.410.6+58
49 hours or more77633.813.154326.814.6+233
Not stated351.51.3341.71.9+1

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, Tasmania: 4.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Tasmania: 12.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Tasmania: 10.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Tasmania: 12.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Tasmania: 19.4% 40 hours, Tasmania: 16.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Tasmania: 9.7% 49 hours or more, Tasmania: 13.1% None, West Coast Council area: 5.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, West Coast Council area: 9.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, West Coast Council area: 7.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, West Coast Council area: 7.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, West Coast Council area: 8.7% 40 hours, West Coast Council area: 11.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, West Coast Council area: 16.1% 49 hours or more, West Coast Council area: 33.8%
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, West Coast Council area - All industries: +3 1 hour - 15 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -23 16 hours - 24 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: +14 25 hours - 34 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -4 35 hours - 39 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -24 40 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: +7 41 hours - 48 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: +58 49 hours or more, West Coast Council area - All industries: +233
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 West Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 28.6% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 69.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.6% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the hours worked by the in West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (33.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (16.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (8.7% compared to 19.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (11.2% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 49 hours or more (+233 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+58 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-24 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (-23 local workers)

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