Bega Valley Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

35.7% of the resident workers (All industries) in Bega Valley Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Bega Valley Shire 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Bega Valley Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours1,88714.310.81,88714.510.4--
16 hours - 24 hours1,49411.410.41,53011.79.7-36
25 hours - 34 hours1,91714.610.51,69513.09.8+222
35 hours - 39 hours2,26817.219.12,02715.518.2+241
40 hours1,86714.220.01,91514.719.4-48
41 hours - 48 hours1,0327.89.11,0878.310.0-55
49 hours or more1,79413.614.91,97215.116.4-178
Not stated2722.12.02692.12.3+3
Total Persons13,161100.0100.013,045100.0100.0+116

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Bega Valley Shire's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 45.0% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 52.9% 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 resident workers (All industries) of Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.2% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.2% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Bega Valley Shire decreased by 40 people (-0.6%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Bega Valley Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+241 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+222 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-178 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-55 persons)

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