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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

39.2% of All industries local workers in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region are employed part-time and 58.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Murchison - Burnie Economic 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%Number%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%2011 - 2016
None9034.401,0384.83.3-135
1 hour - 15 hours2,47612.15.92,42911.29.5+47
16 hours - 24 hours2,16810.68.32,0469.59.5+122
25 hours - 34 hours2,45212.010.72,30510.713.3+147
35 hours - 39 hours3,74318.333.13,66016.927.0+83
40 hours2,94514.414.23,36715.618.0-422
41 hours - 48 hours2,0019.813.02,35810.99.0-357
49 hours or more3,33016.314.83,96818.310.4-638
Not stated3871.904602.10-73
Total Persons20,405100.0100.021,631100.0100.0-1,226

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region in 2016 compared to the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 39.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 58.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 24.9% and 75.1% respectively for the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not work (4.4% compared to 0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.3% compared to 33.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.8% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-638 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-422 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-357 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+147 local workers)

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