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West Coast Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

46.7% of the resident workers in West Coast Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Tasmania.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for West Coast Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in West Coast Council area 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
West Coast Council area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
None785.14.31125.64.8-34
1 hour - 15 hours20713.613.222611.312.5-19
16 hours - 24 hours15310.111.11507.510.7+3
25 hours - 34 hours15310.113.31688.411.9-15
35 hours - 39 hours18212.019.71849.219.2-2
40 hours16811.015.525412.716.3-86
41 hours - 48 hours17311.48.726313.19.5-90
49 hours or more37024.312.559829.813.2-228
Not stated372.41.7512.51.9-14

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Tasmania : 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Tasmania : 13.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, Tasmania : 11.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Tasmania : 13.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Tasmania : 19.7% 40 hours, Tasmania : 15.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Tasmania : 8.7% 49 hours or more, Tasmania : 12.5% Not stated, Tasmania : 1.7% None, West Coast Council area - All industries: 5.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: 13.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: 10.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: 10.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: 12.0% 40 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: 11.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: 11.4% 49 hours or more, West Coast Council area - All industries: 24.3% Not stated, West Coast Council area - All industries: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, West Coast Council area - All industries: -34 1 hour - 15 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -19 16 hours - 24 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: +3 25 hours - 34 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -15 35 hours - 39 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -2 40 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -86 41 hours - 48 hours, West Coast Council area - All industries: -90 49 hours or more, West Coast Council area - All industries: -228 Not stated, West Coast Council area - All industries: -14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by West Coast Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 38.9% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 42.0% and 56.2% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (24.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (12.0% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (11.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (10.1% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in West Coast Council area decreased by 406 people (31.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in West Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-228 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-90 people)
  • 40 hours (-86 people)
  • None (-34 people)

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