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Resident workers - Hours worked

40.1% of the resident workers (All industries) in Burwood Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Burwood Council area 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
Burwood Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours1,83310.710.81,59410.610.4+239
16 hours - 24 hours2,46614.410.42,02513.49.7+441
25 hours - 34 hours1,71310.010.51,3709.19.8+343
35 hours - 39 hours3,41219.919.12,81218.618.2+600
40 hours3,71421.620.03,21321.319.4+501
41 hours - 48 hours1,3017.69.11,3188.710.0-17
49 hours or more1,87510.914.91,92212.716.4-47
Not stated4612.72.03772.52.3+84
Total Persons17,184100.0100.015,105100.0100.0+2,079

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 Burwood Council area'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, 37.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.0% 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 Burwood Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (14.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (21.6% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (10.9% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Burwood Council area increased by 1037 people (11.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Burwood Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+600 persons)
  • 40 hours (+501 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+441 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+343 persons)

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