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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

34.0% of local workers in the City of Adelaide are employed part-time and 64.7% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in City of Adelaide 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 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers hours worked
City of Adelaide - All industries2016
Hours workedNumber%South Australia %
None4,7854.13.8
1 hour - 15 hours10,6739.112.8
16 hours - 24 hours10,9399.310.4
25 hours - 34 hours13,62611.613.1
35 hours - 39 hours30,80626.220.6
40 hours21,16218.015.5
41 hours - 48 hours11,0089.49.2
49 hours or more13,07611.113.0
Not stated1,5311.31.6

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

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local 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: 13.0% None, City of Adelaide: 4.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Adelaide: 9.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Adelaide: 9.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Adelaide: 11.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Adelaide: 26.2% 40 hours, City of Adelaide: 18.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Adelaide: 9.4% 49 hours or more, City of Adelaide: 11.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in the City of Adelaide in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 34.0% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 64.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.2% respectively for South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (26.2% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (18.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (9.1% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (11.1% compared to 13.0%)

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