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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

35.7% of local workers in the Macarthur Region are employed part-time and 62.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
None2,1813.33.71,9663.23.4+215
1 hour - 15 hours7,79711.810.57,43612.110.4+361
16 hours - 24 hours6,71310.19.86,0629.99.3+651
25 hours - 34 hours7,02410.69.96,35010.49.5+674
35 hours - 39 hours12,93219.518.310,98417.917.3+1,948
40 hours11,52017.419.610,45517.119.4+1,065
41 hours - 48 hours6,69110.110.16,42310.511.0+268
49 hours or more10,51115.816.610,37016.917.8+141
Not stated9801.51.51,2732.11.9-293

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, Macarthur Region: 3.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Macarthur Region: 11.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Macarthur Region: 10.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Macarthur Region: 10.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, Macarthur Region: 19.5% 40 hours, Macarthur Region: 17.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Macarthur Region: 10.1% 49 hours or more, Macarthur Region: 15.8%
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, Macarthur Region - All industries: +215 1 hour - 15 hours, Macarthur Region - All industries: +361 16 hours - 24 hours, Macarthur Region - All industries: +651 25 hours - 34 hours, Macarthur Region - All industries: +674 35 hours - 39 hours, Macarthur Region - All industries: +1,948 40 hours, Macarthur Region - All industries: +1,065 41 hours - 48 hours, Macarthur Region - All industries: +268 49 hours or more, Macarthur Region - All industries: +141
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 Macarthur Region 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, 35.7% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.8% 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 Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (19.5% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (17.4% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (15.8% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the in the Macarthur Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,948 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+1,065 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+674 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+651 local workers)

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