City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Hours worked

32.7% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Brimbank work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Victoria.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Brimbank 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
City of Brimbank - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours9,55311.511.79,23611.512.0+317
16 hours - 24 hours9,81011.810.88,82711.010.5+983
25 hours - 34 hours9,35611.311.68,83011.011.2+526
35 hours - 39 hours20,87925.220.819,33324.218.7+1,546
40 hours15,37618.519.216,02820.019.5-652
41 hours - 48 hours5,3946.58.05,8537.39.2-459
49 hours or more6,3877.711.17,2249.013.7-837
Not stated2,1942.61.72,4763.11.9-282
Total Persons82,974100.0100.080,027100.0100.0+2,947

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 City of Brimbank's resident workers in 2021 compared to Victoria 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, 39.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 57.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.1% and 59.2% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (25.2% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (6.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (7.7% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Brimbank decreased by 402 people (-0.8%).

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

  • None (+1,805 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,546 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+983 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-837 persons)

City of Brimbank

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