Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

38.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Cardinia Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours6,35810.811.75,08511.312.0+1,273
16 hours - 24 hours5,85110.010.84,4529.910.5+1,399
25 hours - 34 hours6,72711.511.64,98011.111.2+1,747
35 hours - 39 hours13,06022.220.88,59919.118.7+4,461
40 hours11,05418.819.28,64519.219.5+2,409
41 hours - 48 hours5,0548.68.04,3739.79.2+681
49 hours or more6,52911.111.16,41214.313.7+117
Not stated1,0581.81.79052.01.9+153
Total Persons58,701100.0100.044,944100.0100.0+13,757

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 Cardinia Shire's resident workers in 2021 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, 37.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.1% and 59.2% 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 (10.8% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (22.2% compared to 20.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.6% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Cardinia Shire increased by 7668 people (27.4%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+4,461 persons)
  • 40 hours (+2,409 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,747 persons)
  • None (+1,517 persons)

Cardinia Shire

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