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Sutherland Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

48.0% of the local labour force in Sutherland Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 45.8% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
None4,2703.93.83,9513.73.6+319
1 hour - 15 hours12,01810.910.411,48810.710.4+530
16 hours - 24 hours11,44510.49.710,3439.69.2+1,102
25 hours - 34 hours10,3799.49.89,8279.19.4+552
35 hours - 39 hours17,37215.718.216,48415.317.1+888
40 hours22,18220.119.421,36819.919.3+814
41 hours - 48 hours11,76710.710.012,26111.410.7-494
49 hours or more19,04717.216.419,15617.817.5-109
Not stated1,9881.82.32,6612.52.9-673

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, Sutherland Shire: 3.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Sutherland Shire: 10.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Sutherland Shire: 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Sutherland Shire: 9.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Sutherland Shire: 15.7% 40 hours, Sutherland Shire: 20.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Sutherland Shire: 10.7% 49 hours or more, Sutherland Shire: 17.2% Not stated, Sutherland Shire: 1.8%
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 resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, Sutherland Shire: +319 1 hour - 15 hours, Sutherland Shire: +530 16 hours - 24 hours, Sutherland Shire: +1,102 25 hours - 34 hours, Sutherland Shire: +552 35 hours - 39 hours, Sutherland Shire: +888 40 hours, Sutherland Shire: +814 41 hours - 48 hours, Sutherland Shire: -494 49 hours or more, Sutherland Shire: -109 Not stated, Sutherland Shire: -673
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 Sutherland Shire'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, 30.6% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 63.7% 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 Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (17.2% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.7% 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 Sutherland Shire increased by 1,099 people (1.6%).

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

  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,102 local labour force)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+888 local labour force)
  • 40 hours (+814 local labour force)
  • Not stated (-673 local labour force)

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