Cumberland Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

38.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Cumberland Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in Victoria.

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

The hours worked by employed people in 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers hours worked
Cumberland Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 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
Total Persons86,839100.0100.075,778100.0100.0+11,061

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 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 lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 33.8% of the resident workers in All industries 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 (All industries) 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 41 hours - 48 hours (7.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (9.3% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Cumberland Council area increased by 5313 people (10.8%).

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

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

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