Glenelg Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

38.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in Glenelg Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Victoria.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Glenelg Shire 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Glenelg Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours1,15813.111.71,09513.212.0+63
16 hours - 24 hours93710.610.892411.110.5+13
25 hours - 34 hours1,11412.611.61,00912.111.2+105
35 hours - 39 hours1,45216.420.81,18514.318.7+267
40 hours1,42716.219.21,29615.619.5+131
41 hours - 48 hours7478.58.07679.29.2-20
49 hours or more1,26214.311.11,39516.813.7-133
Not stated2102.41.72272.71.9-17
Total Persons8,833100.0100.08,306100.0100.0+527

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Glenelg Shire's resident workers in 2021 compared to Victoria 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, 42.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 55.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.1% and 59.2% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.1% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.4% compared to 20.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (16.2% compared to 19.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.3% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Glenelg Shire increased by 245 people (5.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Glenelg Shire between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+267 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-133 persons)
  • 40 hours (+131 persons)
  • None (+118 persons)

Glenelg Shire

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