Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

43.2% of the resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.4% in Victoria.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Cardinia 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
Cardinia Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours5,08511.312.04,00411.011.4+1,081
16 hours - 24 hours4,4529.910.53,2338.99.7+1,219
25 hours - 34 hours4,98011.111.23,67110.110.1+1,309
35 hours - 39 hours8,59919.118.76,23717.217.6+2,362
40 hours8,64519.219.57,06219.519.5+1,583
41 hours - 48 hours4,3739.79.23,83710.610.2+536
49 hours or more6,41214.313.76,15517.015.2+257
Not stated9052.01.97502.12.2+155
Total Persons44,944100.0100.036,248100.0100.0+8,696

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Cardinia Shire's resident workers in 2016 compared to Victoria 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, 35.6% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 37.0% and 61.1% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.3% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.3% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cardinia Shire increased by 4738 people (20.3%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,362 persons)
  • 40 hours (+1,583 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,309 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,219 persons)

Cardinia Shire

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