City of Adelaide

Resident workers - Hours worked

48.8% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Adelaide work 40 or more hours, compared to 51.7% 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
City of Adelaide - Wholesale Trade 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours199.16.3187.96.5+1
16 hours - 24 hours94.35.62310.16.5-14
25 hours - 34 hours199.17.8135.78.0+6
35 hours - 39 hours4923.425.34821.122.7+1
40 hours5023.922.54218.520.6+8
41 hours - 48 hours3114.813.72912.814.1+2
49 hours or more2110.015.54218.517.2-21
Not stated000.741.81.2-4
Total Persons209100.0100.0227100.0100.0-18

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the City of Adelaide's resident workers in 2016 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, 27.8% of the resident workers in Wholesale Trade worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 72.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 22.3% and 77.0% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (5.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (9.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (23.4% compared to 25.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (10.0% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Adelaide decreased by 10 people (-6.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Adelaide between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-21 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-14 persons)
  • 40 hours (+8 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+6 persons)

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