City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Hours worked

36.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Brimbank work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
City of Brimbank - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours9,23611.513.28,00710.510.5+1,229
16 hours - 24 hours8,82711.014.07,4219.713.5+1,406
25 hours - 34 hours8,83011.010.77,3249.615.6+1,506
35 hours - 39 hours19,33324.222.917,51222.913.5+1,821
40 hours16,02820.020.416,52321.619.8-495
41 hours - 48 hours5,8537.36.36,2258.18.0-372
49 hours or more7,2249.09.57,88810.38.4-664
Not stated2,4763.11.62,7963.74.2-320
Total Persons80,027100.0100.076,384100.0100.0+3,643

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 the City of Brimbank's resident workers in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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, 36.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.3% and 59.1% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Brimbank and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (2.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.0% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked Not stated (3.1% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Brimbank increased by 290 people (0.6%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,821 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,506 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,406 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,229 persons)

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