City of Darwin

Resident workers - Hours worked

50.1% of the resident workers (All industries) in City of Darwin work 40 or more hours, compared to 50.5% in Northern Territory.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Darwin 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
City of Darwin - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Northern Territory%Number%. Northern Territory%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours2,9387.06.62,6146.76.7+324
16 hours - 24 hours2,8796.86.22,4396.36.4+440
25 hours - 34 hours3,4378.28.23,0918.08.1+346
35 hours - 39 hours9,13421.721.78,08820.819.8+1,046
40 hours8,07119.218.97,58119.519.0+490
41 hours - 48 hours4,34210.310.14,60111.911.2-259
49 hours or more8,68120.621.57,57319.520.7+1,108
Not stated9192.22.58722.22.7+47
Total Persons42,077100.0100.038,795100.0100.0+3,282

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 City of Darwin's resident workers in 2016 compared to Northern Territory shows that there was a higher 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, 26.0% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 71.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 25.3% and 72.1% respectively for Northern Territory.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (4.0% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (7.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (6.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (20.6% compared to 21.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in City of Darwin increased by 2385 people (8.6%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in City of Darwin between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (+1,108 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,046 persons)
  • 40 hours (+490 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+440 persons)

City of Darwin

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