City of Adelaide

Resident workers - Hours worked

34.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Adelaide work 40 or more hours, compared to 34.6% in South Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Adelaide 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Current benchmark:
Resident workers hours worked
City of Adelaide - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours1,93115.312.31,33214.412.8+599
16 hours - 24 hours1,54312.211.08979.710.4+646
25 hours - 34 hours1,30110.313.78989.713.1+403
35 hours - 39 hours2,85222.622.61,81719.620.6+1,035
40 hours1,96915.614.81,53916.615.5+430
41 hours - 48 hours1,0068.08.78759.49.2+131
49 hours or more1,39011.011.11,42215.313.1-32
Not stated1571.21.51461.61.6+11
Total Persons12,641100.0100.09,276100.0100.0+3,365

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the City of Adelaide's resident workers in 2021 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 41.7% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 57.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 41.3% and 57.2% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (15.3% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.2% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (10.3% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.6% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Adelaide increased by 1564 people (27.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Adelaide between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,035 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+646 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+599 persons)
  • 40 hours (+430 persons)

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