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Resident workers - Hours worked

41.4% of the resident workers in the City of Adelaide work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in South Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
City of Adelaide 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
None3503.83.84104.54.4-60
1 hour - 15 hours1,33214.412.81,24513.712.0+87
16 hours - 24 hours8979.710.48359.29.8+62
25 hours - 34 hours8989.713.18419.311.7+57
35 hours - 39 hours1,81719.620.61,65018.219.8+167
40 hours1,53916.615.51,46016.115.7+79
41 hours - 48 hours8759.49.295110.510.2-76
49 hours or more1,42215.313.11,57817.414.5-156
Not stated1461.61.61171.31.9+29

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

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, South Australia : 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, South Australia : 12.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, South Australia : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, South Australia : 13.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, South Australia : 20.6% 40 hours, South Australia : 15.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, South Australia : 9.2% 49 hours or more, South Australia : 13.1% Not stated, South Australia : 1.6% None, City of Adelaide - All industries: 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: 14.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: 9.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: 9.7% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: 19.6% 40 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: 16.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: 9.4% 49 hours or more, City of Adelaide - All industries: 15.3% Not stated, City of Adelaide - All industries: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, City of Adelaide - All industries: -60 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +87 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +62 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +57 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +167 40 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: +79 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Adelaide - All industries: -76 49 hours or more, City of Adelaide - All industries: -156 Not stated, City of Adelaide - All industries: +29
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

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 lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 37.5% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.3% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (15.3% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.4% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (16.6% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.7% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Adelaide increased by 14 people (0.2%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+167 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-156 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+87 people)
  • 40 hours (+79 people)

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