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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

47.8% of the local labour force in the City of Rockingham work 40 or more hours, compared to 47.9% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the City of Rockingham 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
City of Rockingham 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
None2,3995.04.71,7694.94.3+630
1 hour - 15 hours4,83310.010.83,62110.011.1+1,212
16 hours - 24 hours4,0588.49.23,1498.78.9+909
25 hours - 34 hours4,7099.89.53,4739.69.5+1,236
35 hours - 39 hours8,05816.815.85,59415.415.0+2,464
40 hours8,44517.617.46,09616.817.2+2,349
41 hours - 48 hours5,23210.910.94,50712.411.7+725
49 hours or more9,30319.319.67,05519.419.5+2,248
Not stated1,0602.22.01,0562.92.8+4

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, Western Australia: 4.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Western Australia: 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, Western Australia: 9.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Western Australia: 9.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Western Australia: 15.8% 40 hours, Western Australia: 17.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Western Australia: 10.9% 49 hours or more, Western Australia: 19.6% Not stated, Western Australia: 2.0% None, City of Rockingham: 5.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Rockingham: 10.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Rockingham: 8.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Rockingham: 9.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Rockingham: 16.8% 40 hours, City of Rockingham: 17.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Rockingham: 10.9% 49 hours or more, City of Rockingham: 19.3% Not stated, City of Rockingham: 2.2%
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, City of Rockingham: +630 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Rockingham: +1,212 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Rockingham: +909 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Rockingham: +1,236 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Rockingham: +2,464 40 hours, City of Rockingham: +2,349 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Rockingham: +725 49 hours or more, City of Rockingham: +2,248 Not stated, City of Rockingham: +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 City of Rockingham's local labour force in 2011 compared to Western Australia 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, 28.3% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 64.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 29.5% and 63.7% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.8% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (10.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.4% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Rockingham increased by 7,786 people (33.5%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,464 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+2,349 local labour force)
  • 49 hours or more (+2,248 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,236 local labour force)

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