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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

50.6% of the local labour force in the SHOROC Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the SHOROC Region 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
SHOROC Region 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
None4,9473.73.84,5313.53.6+416
1 hour - 15 hours15,10911.210.414,04010.910.4+1,069
16 hours - 24 hours13,95710.39.712,3989.69.2+1,559
25 hours - 34 hours13,0569.79.812,0149.39.4+1,042
35 hours - 39 hours17,47012.918.216,13412.617.1+1,336
40 hours26,16519.419.424,43519.019.3+1,730
41 hours - 48 hours14,65310.810.014,91611.610.7-263
49 hours or more27,50020.416.427,15021.117.5+350
Not stated2,2621.72.32,9142.32.9-652

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, New South Wales: 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales: 10.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales: 9.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales: 9.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales: 18.2% 40 hours, New South Wales: 19.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales: 10.0% 49 hours or more, New South Wales: 16.4% Not stated, New South Wales: 2.3% None, SHOROC Region: 3.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, SHOROC Region: 11.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, SHOROC Region: 10.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, SHOROC Region: 9.7% 35 hours - 39 hours, SHOROC Region: 12.9% 40 hours, SHOROC Region: 19.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, SHOROC Region: 10.8% 49 hours or more, SHOROC Region: 20.4% Not stated, SHOROC Region: 1.7%
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, SHOROC Region: +416 1 hour - 15 hours, SHOROC Region: +1,069 16 hours - 24 hours, SHOROC Region: +1,559 25 hours - 34 hours, SHOROC Region: +1,042 35 hours - 39 hours, SHOROC Region: +1,336 40 hours, SHOROC Region: +1,730 41 hours - 48 hours, SHOROC Region: -263 49 hours or more, SHOROC Region: +350 Not stated, SHOROC Region: -652
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 SHOROC Region's local labour force in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 31.2% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 63.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 29.9% and 64.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the SHOROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (20.4% compared to 16.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (10.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (12.9% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the SHOROC Region increased by 3,153 people (3.8%).

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

  • 40 hours (+1,730 local labour force)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,559 local labour force)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,336 local labour force)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,069 local labour force)

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