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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

40.6% of local workers in the SHOROC Region are employed part-time and 58.2% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in SHOROC 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
SHOROC Region - All industries20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
None2,7493.33.72,5113.13.4+238
1 hour - 15 hours11,86914.010.510,99113.710.4+878
16 hours - 24 hours10,43212.39.89,16911.49.3+1,263
25 hours - 34 hours9,33111.09.98,50210.69.5+829
35 hours - 39 hours12,46914.718.311,00913.717.3+1,460
40 hours15,50418.319.614,72218.319.4+782
41 hours - 48 hours8,0419.510.18,42710.511.0-386
49 hours or more13,23015.616.613,63917.017.8-409
Not stated9591.11.51,3001.61.9-341

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, SHOROC Region: 3.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, SHOROC Region: 14.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, SHOROC Region: 12.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, SHOROC Region: 11.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, SHOROC Region: 14.7% 40 hours, SHOROC Region: 18.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, SHOROC Region: 9.5% 49 hours or more, SHOROC Region: 15.6%
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, SHOROC Region - All industries: +238 1 hour - 15 hours, SHOROC Region - All industries: +878 16 hours - 24 hours, SHOROC Region - All industries: +1,263 25 hours - 34 hours, SHOROC Region - All industries: +829 35 hours - 39 hours, SHOROC Region - All industries: +1,460 40 hours, SHOROC Region - All industries: +782 41 hours - 48 hours, SHOROC Region - All industries: -386 49 hours or more, SHOROC Region - All industries: -409
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 SHOROC 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, 40.6% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 58.2% 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 SHOROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (14.7% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (18.3% compared to 19.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,460 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,263 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+878 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+829 local workers)

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