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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

26.2% of local workers in City of Darwin are employed part-time and 71.6% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in City of Darwin 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Darwin in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers hours worked
City of Darwin - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Northern Territory %Number%Northern Territory %2011 to 2016
None1,8494.04.62,2305.05.6-381
1 hour - 15 hours3,0696.76.32,7586.26.6+311
16 hours - 24 hours3,1496.85.92,7256.16.4+424
25 hours - 34 hours3,9968.77.93,6408.28.1+356
35 hours - 39 hours11,10724.220.79,86022.219.6+1,247
40 hours9,14619.918.28,96320.219.0+183
41 hours - 48 hours4,78210.49.85,19511.711.3-413
49 hours or more7,89717.224.18,01418.121.8-117
Not stated9822.12.59612.21.7+21

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Northern Territory: 4.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Northern Territory: 6.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Northern Territory: 5.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Northern Territory: 7.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Northern Territory: 20.7% 40 hours, Northern Territory: 18.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Northern Territory: 9.8% 49 hours or more, Northern Territory: 24.1% None, City of Darwin: 4.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Darwin: 6.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Darwin: 6.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Darwin: 8.7% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Darwin: 24.2% 40 hours, City of Darwin: 19.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Darwin: 10.4% 49 hours or more, City of Darwin: 17.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, City of Darwin - All industries: -381 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Darwin - All industries: +311 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Darwin - All industries: +424 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Darwin - All industries: +356 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Darwin - All industries: +1,247 40 hours, City of Darwin - All industries: +183 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Darwin - All industries: -413 49 hours or more, City of Darwin - All industries: -117
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 workforce in City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory 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, 26.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 71.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 24.8% and 72.7% respectively for Northern Territory.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (24.2% compared to 20.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (19.9% compared to 18.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (6.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (17.2% compared to 24.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the workforce in City of Darwin between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,247 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+424 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-413 local workers)
  • None (-381 local workers)

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