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Resident workers - Hours worked

40.6% of the resident workers in Broken Hill City work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Broken Hill 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Broken Hill City 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None3274.73.23555.13.8-28
1 hour - 15 hours77011.210.873610.510.4+34
16 hours - 24 hours5888.510.45688.19.7+20
25 hours - 34 hours81511.810.577211.09.8+43
35 hours - 39 hours1,43220.819.11,30018.518.2+132
40 hours1,08415.720.01,16716.719.4-83
41 hours - 48 hours5648.29.16138.710.0-49
49 hours or more1,14816.614.91,29318.416.4-145
Not stated1672.42.02052.92.3-38

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, New South Wales : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales : 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales : 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales : 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales : 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales : 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales : 14.9% Not stated, New South Wales : 2.0% None, Broken Hill City - All industries: 4.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: 11.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: 8.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: 11.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: 20.8% 40 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: 15.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: 8.2% 49 hours or more, Broken Hill City - All industries: 16.6% Not stated, Broken Hill City - All industries: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Broken Hill City - All industries: -28 1 hour - 15 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: +34 16 hours - 24 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: +20 25 hours - 34 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: +43 35 hours - 39 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: +132 40 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: -83 41 hours - 48 hours, Broken Hill City - All industries: -49 49 hours or more, Broken Hill City - All industries: -145 Not stated, Broken Hill City - All industries: -38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Broken Hill City'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, 36.3% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 61.3% 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 of Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (16.6% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.8% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.7% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.5% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Broken Hill City decreased by 145 people (3.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-145 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+132 people)
  • 40 hours (-83 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-49 people)

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