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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

34.5% of local workers in the Gunnedah Shire are employed part-time and 64.0% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Gunnedah Shire 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
Gunnedah Shire - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
None1583.43.71383.33.4+20
1 hour - 15 hours51011.010.548011.510.4+30
16 hours - 24 hours4309.39.83708.89.3+60
25 hours - 34 hours50110.89.93809.19.5+121
35 hours - 39 hours67514.618.361614.717.3+59
40 hours67114.519.661114.619.4+60
41 hours - 48 hours4439.610.143510.411.0+8
49 hours or more1,17525.416.61,07325.617.8+102
Not stated701.51.5832.01.9-13

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, Gunnedah Shire: 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 9.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 10.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 14.6% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 14.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 9.6% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire: 25.4%
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, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +20 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +30 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +60 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +121 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +59 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +60 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +8 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +102
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 Gunnedah Shire 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, 34.5% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 64.0% 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 Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (25.4% compared to 16.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (10.8% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (14.5% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (14.6% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the in the Gunnedah Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+121 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (+102 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+60 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+60 local workers)

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