City of Darwin

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

26.2% of All industries 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.

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
City of Darwin - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Northern Territory%Number%. Northern Territory%2011 - 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
Total Persons45,977100.0100.044,346100.0100.0+1,631

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 the workforce in City of Darwin in 2016 compared to Northern Territory within City of Darwin 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 within City of Darwin.

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 16 hours - 24 hours (6.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • 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 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 All industries 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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