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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

40.1% of All industries local workers in the Canberra Region are employed part-time and 57.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Canberra 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
Canberra Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. NSW%Number%. NSW%2011 - 2016
None3,4263.53.23,8004.03.7-374
1 hour - 15 hours12,53912.910.811,83712.510.5+702
16 hours - 24 hours10,44610.810.59,89210.59.8+554
25 hours - 34 hours12,52412.910.511,19511.99.9+1,329
35 hours - 39 hours17,23317.819.115,83916.818.3+1,394
40 hours14,86815.320.014,58115.419.6+287
41 hours - 48 hours8,2738.59.18,5879.110.1-314
49 hours or more15,71316.214.916,59317.616.6-880
Not stated1,9702.02.02,0822.21.5-112
Total Persons96,992100.0100.094,406100.0100.0+2,586

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in the Canberra Region in 2016 compared to NSW within the Canberra 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, 40.1% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 57.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for NSW within the Canberra Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.8% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.3% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the Canberra Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,394 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,329 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-880 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+702 local workers)

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