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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

45.7% of local workers in Ballina Shire are employed part-time and 52.4% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Ballina Shire 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Ballina Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers hours worked
Ballina Shire - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
None4883.33.25764.03.7-88
1 hour - 15 hours2,09214.010.82,16015.010.5-68
16 hours - 24 hours1,88612.710.51,64011.49.8+246
25 hours - 34 hours2,35115.810.52,03414.19.9+317
35 hours - 39 hours2,83919.019.12,58517.918.3+254
40 hours2,07913.920.02,03014.119.6+49
41 hours - 48 hours1,0397.09.11,1367.910.1-97
49 hours or more1,85412.414.91,98213.716.6-128
Not stated2801.92.03002.11.5-20

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, New South Wales: 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales: 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales: 10.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales: 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales: 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales: 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales: 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales: 14.9% None, Ballina Shire: 3.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Ballina Shire: 14.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Ballina Shire: 12.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, Ballina Shire: 15.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Ballina Shire: 19.0% 40 hours, Ballina Shire: 13.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Ballina Shire: 7.0% 49 hours or more, Ballina Shire: 12.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Ballina Shire - All industries: -88 1 hour - 15 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: -68 16 hours - 24 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +246 25 hours - 34 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +317 35 hours - 39 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +254 40 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: +49 41 hours - 48 hours, Ballina Shire - All industries: -97 49 hours or more, Ballina Shire - All industries: -128
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 workforce in Ballina Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 45.7% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 52.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (15.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.9% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (12.4% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the workforce in Ballina Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+317 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+254 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+246 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-128 local workers)

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