Cumberland Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

29.3% of All industries local workers in the Cumberland Council area are employed part-time and 68.1% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Cumberland Council area 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
Cumberland Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
None1,6372.33.21,9993.13.7-362
1 hour - 15 hours6,2868.910.85,1627.910.5+1,124
16 hours - 24 hours6,4319.110.55,4388.39.8+993
25 hours - 34 hours6,3569.010.55,4118.39.9+945
35 hours - 39 hours17,28624.519.114,88422.718.3+2,402
40 hours14,92021.120.014,05421.519.6+866
41 hours - 48 hours6,4309.19.16,58210.110.1-152
49 hours or more9,49413.414.99,97115.216.6-477
Not stated1,8262.62.01,9913.01.5-165
Total Persons70,666100.0100.065,492100.0100.0+5,174

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 Cumberland Council area in 2016 compared to New South Wales within the Cumberland Council area 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, 29.3% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 68.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales within the Cumberland Council area.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (24.5% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (13.4% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the Cumberland Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,402 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,124 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+993 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+945 local workers)

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