Shire of Ashburton

Resident workers - Hours worked

67.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Shire of Ashburton work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.2% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Shire of Ashburton 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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Resident workers hours worked
Shire of Ashburton - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours2356.111.92753.311.9-40
16 hours - 24 hours1684.410.32442.99.9-76
25 hours - 34 hours2045.311.62493.010.7-45
35 hours - 39 hours2165.618.02432.917.2-27
40 hours3549.316.74655.617.8-111
41 hours - 48 hours3759.89.25736.99.5-198
49 hours or more1,84848.316.35,54066.817.3-3,692
Not stated1012.61.61391.71.7-38
Total Persons3,825100.0100.08,297100.0100.0-4,472

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 Shire of Ashburton's resident workers in 2021 compared to Western 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, 24.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 73.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 38.2% and 60.2% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the Shire of Ashburton and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (5.3% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (5.6% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (9.3% compared to 16.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (48.3% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Shire of Ashburton decreased by 4028 people (-59.1%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-3,692 persons)
  • None (-245 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-198 persons)
  • 40 hours (-111 persons)

Shire of Ashburton

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