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Local workers - Hours worked - Wholesale Trade

23.7% of Wholesale Trade local workers in the Gunnedah Shire are employed part-time and 76.3% 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 - Wholesale Trade20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
None43.12.500.02.3+4
1 hour - 15 hours139.95.2118.65.4+2
16 hours - 24 hours118.46.2118.66.00
25 hours - 34 hours32.36.5118.66.3-8
35 hours - 39 hours1813.720.62217.218.9-4
40 hours1813.725.41814.124.90
41 hours - 48 hours2418.312.61914.813.4+5
49 hours or more4030.519.93628.121.3+4
Not stated00.01.100.01.60

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: 2.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales: 5.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales: 6.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales: 6.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales: 20.6% 40 hours, New South Wales: 25.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales: 12.6% 49 hours or more, New South Wales: 19.9% None, Gunnedah Shire: 3.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 9.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 8.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 2.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 13.7% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 13.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 18.3% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire: 30.5%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +4 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +2 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -8 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -4 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +5 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +4
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 Wholesale Trade 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, 23.7% of the Wholesale Trade workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 76.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 20.3% and 78.5% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Wholesale Trade in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (30.5% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (18.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.7% compared to 25.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.7% compared to 20.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (-8 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+5 local workers)
  • None (+4 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-4 local workers)

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