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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

46.6% of the local labour force in Penrith City work 40 or more hours, compared to 47.4% in Greater Sydney.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Penrith City 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
Penrith City 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
None3,3343.83.62,8183.43.4+516
1 hour - 15 hours7,5268.69.77,3118.89.6+215
16 hours - 24 hours7,3968.59.66,8238.28.8+573
25 hours - 34 hours7,8639.09.17,2088.68.7+655
35 hours - 39 hours18,30021.018.516,65720.017.4+1,643
40 hours18,25220.920.917,33320.820.6+919
41 hours - 48 hours9,10310.410.19,18011.011.1-77
49 hours or more13,30415.316.313,49416.217.5-190
Not stated2,1512.52.32,6383.22.9-487

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 Sydney: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Greater Sydney: 9.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Greater Sydney: 9.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Greater Sydney: 9.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Greater Sydney: 18.5% 40 hours, Greater Sydney: 20.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Greater Sydney: 10.1% 49 hours or more, Greater Sydney: 16.3% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.3% None, Penrith City: 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Penrith City: 8.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Penrith City: 8.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Penrith City: 9.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Penrith City: 21.0% 40 hours, Penrith City: 20.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Penrith City: 10.4% 49 hours or more, Penrith City: 15.3% Not stated, Penrith City: 2.5%
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 resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Penrith City: +516 1 hour - 15 hours, Penrith City: +215 16 hours - 24 hours, Penrith City: +573 25 hours - 34 hours, Penrith City: +655 35 hours - 39 hours, Penrith City: +1,643 40 hours, Penrith City: +919 41 hours - 48 hours, Penrith City: -77 49 hours or more, Penrith City: -190 Not stated, Penrith City: -487
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 Penrith City's local labour force in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 26.1% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 67.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 28.3% and 65.8% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of Penrith City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.0% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (15.3% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in Penrith City increased by 2,295 people (4.1%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,643 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+919 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+655 local labour force)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+573 local labour force)

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