Ballina Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

48.5% of All industries local workers in Ballina Shire are employed part-time and 49.7% 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Ballina Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours2,68115.010.82,09214.010.8+589
16 hours - 24 hours2,30412.910.51,88612.710.5+418
25 hours - 34 hours2,85516.010.02,35115.810.5+504
35 hours - 39 hours3,54019.820.42,83919.019.1+701
40 hours2,45713.718.72,07913.920.0+378
41 hours - 48 hours1,1706.57.41,0397.09.1+131
49 hours or more1,7129.611.51,85412.414.9-142
Not stated3341.91.72801.92.0+54
Total Persons17,872100.0100.014,908100.0100.0+2,964

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Ballina Shire in 2021compared to New South Wales within Ballina Shire 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, 48.5% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 49.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales within Ballina Shire.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not work (4.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (15.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (16.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.7% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Ballina Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+701 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+589 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+504 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+418 local workers)

Ballina Shire Council

economic profile