Byron Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

31.7% of the resident workers (All industries) in Byron Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Byron Shire 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
Byron Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours2,27016.710.82,21217.510.4+58
16 hours - 24 hours1,99714.710.41,69913.59.7+298
25 hours - 34 hours2,33317.210.51,99115.89.8+342
35 hours - 39 hours1,82413.519.11,66713.218.2+157
40 hours1,90514.120.01,69913.519.4+206
41 hours - 48 hours7795.79.18206.510.0-41
49 hours or more1,61111.914.91,64113.016.4-30
Not stated3192.42.03152.52.3+4
Total Persons13,557100.0100.012,618100.0100.0+939

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Byron Shire'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, 52.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 45.1% 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 Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (16.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (17.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.5% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.1% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Byron Shire increased by 292 people (5.0%).

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+342 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+298 persons)
  • 40 hours (+206 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+157 persons)

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