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Resident workers - Hours worked

38.5% of the resident workers in the Cumberland Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Cumberland 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
Cumberland Council area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None2,0352.33.22,5503.43.8-515
1 hour - 15 hours8,5629.910.86,6578.810.4+1,905
16 hours - 24 hours10,22011.810.47,64510.19.7+2,575
25 hours - 34 hours8,5469.810.56,9189.19.8+1,628
35 hours - 39 hours21,18024.419.118,41824.318.2+2,762
40 hours18,88521.720.016,81422.219.4+2,071
41 hours - 48 hours6,4987.59.16,1498.110.0+349
49 hours or more8,0509.314.97,91910.516.4+131
Not stated2,8633.32.02,7083.62.3+155

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, New South Wales : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales : 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales : 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales : 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales : 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales : 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales : 14.9% Not stated, New South Wales : 2.0% None, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 2.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 9.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 11.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 9.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 24.4% 40 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 21.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 7.5% 49 hours or more, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 9.3% Not stated, Cumberland Council area - All industries: 3.3%
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, Cumberland Council area - All industries: -515 1 hour - 15 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,905 16 hours - 24 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +2,575 25 hours - 34 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,628 35 hours - 39 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +2,762 40 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +2,071 41 hours - 48 hours, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +349 49 hours or more, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +131 Not stated, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +155
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 the Cumberland Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 33.8% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (24.4% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (21.7% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (9.3% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.5% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Cumberland Council area increased by 5,313 people (10.8%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,762 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,575 people)
  • 40 hours (+2,071 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,905 people)

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