Byron Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

51.4% of All industries local workers in Byron Shire are employed part-time and 46.3% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Byron Shire across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Byron Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours2,18416.810.82,06517.610.5+119
16 hours - 24 hours1,85514.310.51,56313.39.8+292
25 hours - 34 hours2,22017.110.51,86815.99.9+352
35 hours - 39 hours1,88414.519.11,71514.618.3+169
40 hours1,88214.520.01,53113.019.6+351
41 hours - 48 hours7896.19.17606.510.1+29
49 hours or more1,45411.214.91,46612.516.6-12
Not stated2922.32.02772.41.5+15
Total Persons12,965100.0100.011,736100.0100.0+1,229

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 the workforce in Byron Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales within Byron Shire shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 51.4% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 46.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales within Byron Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Byron Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (16.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (17.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (14.5% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (14.5% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Byron Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+352 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+351 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+292 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+169 local workers)

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