Town of Cambridge

Resident workers - Hours worked

44.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Town of Cambridge work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.2% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Town of Cambridge 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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Current benchmark:
Resident workers hours worked
Town of Cambridge - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours2,19514.611.92,00615.511.9+189
16 hours - 24 hours1,73411.610.31,45111.29.9+283
25 hours - 34 hours1,69211.311.61,34910.410.7+343
35 hours - 39 hours2,00713.418.01,50411.617.2+503
40 hours2,70818.116.72,38918.517.8+319
41 hours - 48 hours1,3749.29.21,2829.99.5+92
49 hours or more2,58717.316.32,41318.617.3+174
Not stated1491.01.61431.11.7+6
Total Persons14,988100.0100.012,946100.0100.0+2,042

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 the Town of Cambridge's resident workers in 2021 compared to Western Australia 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, 41.1% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 57.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 38.2% and 60.2% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the Town of Cambridge and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.6% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.6% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.4% compared to 18.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (18.1% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Town of Cambridge increased by 1088 people (14.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the Town of Cambridge between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+503 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+343 persons)
  • 40 hours (+319 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+283 persons)

Town of Cambridge

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