City of Cockburn

Resident workers - Hours worked

42.0% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Cockburn work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.2% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Cockburn 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 Cockburn - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours7,13511.311.95,95611.511.9+1,179
16 hours - 24 hours6,32710.110.35,1149.99.9+1,213
25 hours - 34 hours7,25211.511.65,46510.610.7+1,787
35 hours - 39 hours12,21919.418.09,91019.117.2+2,309
40 hours11,48618.316.710,00219.317.8+1,484
41 hours - 48 hours5,8709.39.24,9529.69.5+918
49 hours or more9,08614.416.37,55214.617.3+1,534
Not stated8661.41.68701.71.7-4
Total Persons62,917100.0100.051,759100.0100.0+11,158

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 Cockburn's resident workers in 2021 compared to Western Australia 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, 37.2% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 61.4% 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 Cockburn and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (19.4% compared to 18.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (18.3% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.4% 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 Cockburn increased by 6245 people (19.3%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,309 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,787 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (+1,534 persons)
  • 40 hours (+1,484 persons)

City of Cockburn

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