Camden Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

36.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in Camden Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Camden 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
Camden Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours5,5369.310.83,6749.210.8+1,862
16 hours - 24 hours5,98510.110.43,5638.910.4+2,422
25 hours - 34 hours5,3759.010.03,6899.210.5+1,686
35 hours - 39 hours13,02021.920.47,84119.619.1+5,179
40 hours11,43119.218.78,23120.620.0+3,200
41 hours - 48 hours4,1086.97.44,05210.19.1+56
49 hours or more6,37410.711.56,79517.014.9-421
Not stated1,0171.71.77401.82.0+277
Total Persons59,481100.0100.040,016100.0100.0+19,465

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 Camden Council area's resident workers in 2021 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 39.6% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.7% 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 Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (11.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (9.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.9% compared to 20.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Camden Council area increased by 8014 people (29.8%).

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

  • None (+5,204 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+5,179 persons)
  • 40 hours (+3,200 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,422 persons)

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