Burwood Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

31.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in Burwood Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Burwood Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours2,14611.410.81,83310.710.8+313
16 hours - 24 hours2,65414.110.42,46614.410.4+188
25 hours - 34 hours1,7359.210.01,71310.010.5+22
35 hours - 39 hours3,75020.020.43,41219.919.1+338
40 hours3,45718.418.73,71421.620.0-257
41 hours - 48 hours1,0095.47.41,3017.69.1-292
49 hours or more1,5178.111.51,87510.914.9-358
Not stated4522.41.74612.72.0-9
Total Persons18,767100.0100.017,184100.0100.0+1,583

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 Burwood Council area's resident workers in 2021 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, 45.7% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 51.9% 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 Burwood Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (10.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (14.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (5.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (8.1% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Burwood Council area decreased by 569 people (-5.5%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Burwood Council area between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+1,638 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-358 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+338 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+313 persons)

Burwood Council

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