City of Canning

Resident workers - Hours worked

36.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Canning work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.2% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Canning 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
City of Canning - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours6,30113.111.95,83413.811.9+467
16 hours - 24 hours6,18812.910.35,17512.39.9+1,013
25 hours - 34 hours5,73411.911.64,58410.910.7+1,150
35 hours - 39 hours9,88620.618.08,26419.617.2+1,622
40 hours8,46517.616.77,75318.417.8+712
41 hours - 48 hours3,6657.69.23,4848.39.5+181
49 hours or more5,37411.216.34,96111.817.3+413
Not stated8621.81.67031.71.7+159
Total Persons48,042100.0100.042,133100.0100.0+5,909

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 City of Canning'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, 41.2% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 57.0% 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 City of Canning and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (12.9% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.6% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (11.2% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Canning increased by 2928 people (12.0%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,622 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,150 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,013 persons)
  • 40 hours (+712 persons)

City of Canning

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