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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

32.2% of local workers in West Coast Council area are employed part-time and 64.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Cradle Coast Region 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers hours worked
West Coast Council area - All industries2016
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania %
None1095.74.3
1 hour - 15 hours19910.513.3
16 hours - 24 hours1487.811.2
25 hours - 34 hours1568.213.3
35 hours - 39 hours20911.019.7
40 hours19110.015.5
41 hours - 48 hours29415.58.7
49 hours or more54028.412.3
Not stated562.91.7

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

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Tasmania: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Tasmania: 13.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Tasmania: 11.2% 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: 12.3% None, West Coast Council area: 5.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, West Coast Council area: 10.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, West Coast Council area: 7.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, West Coast Council area: 8.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, West Coast Council area: 11.0% 40 hours, West Coast Council area: 10.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, West Coast Council area: 15.5% 49 hours or more, West Coast Council area: 28.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in West Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 32.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 64.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 42.1% and 56.2% respectively for Tasmania.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (28.4% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (15.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (11.0% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (10.0% compared to 15.5%)

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