Cowra Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

39.0% of All industries local workers in Cowra Shire are employed part-time and 59.0% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Cowra Shire across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Cowra Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours56411.510.851411.310.8+50
16 hours - 24 hours49510.110.549210.810.5+3
25 hours - 34 hours64813.210.055712.210.5+91
35 hours - 39 hours94419.320.483818.419.1+106
40 hours76615.618.773216.020.0+34
41 hours - 48 hours3998.17.43928.69.1+7
49 hours or more77915.911.579117.314.9-12
Not stated982.01.7962.12.0+2
Total Persons4,899100.0100.04,562100.0100.0+337

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Cowra Shire in 2021compared to New South Wales within Cowra Shire shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 39.0% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 59.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales within Cowra Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Cowra Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not work (4.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.6% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (15.9% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Cowra Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+106 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+91 local workers)
  • None (+56 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+50 local workers)

Cowra Shire

economic profile