Blacktown City

Resident workers - Hours worked

33.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in Blacktown City work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Blacktown City 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
Blacktown City Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours14,5008.310.813,2458.710.8+1,255
16 hours - 24 hours16,6579.510.413,5839.010.4+3,074
25 hours - 34 hours15,1448.710.014,4629.510.5+682
35 hours - 39 hours46,02226.320.439,28725.919.1+6,735
40 hours35,88120.518.733,79322.320.0+2,088
41 hours - 48 hours10,2125.87.412,6898.49.1-2,477
49 hours or more12,3277.011.516,62811.014.9-4,301
Not stated3,7362.11.73,6262.42.0+110
Total Persons174,925100.0100.0151,458100.0100.0+23,467

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 Blacktown City's resident workers in 2021 compared to New South Wales 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, 38.2% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Blacktown City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (11.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (26.3% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (7.0% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Blacktown City increased by 2045 people (2.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Blacktown City between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+16,301 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+6,735 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-4,301 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+3,074 persons)

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