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Resident workers - Hours worked

61.9% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the Gunnedah Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 82.1% in Mining.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Gunnedah 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Gunnedah Shire 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Mining%Number%Mining%2011 to 2016
None42.64.132.33.5+1
1 hour - 15 hours117.11.9118.31.00
16 hours - 24 hours31.91.11612.02.0-13
25 hours - 34 hours138.43.075.33.0+6
35 hours - 39 hours2818.16.3139.84.5+15
40 hours2918.710.82518.811.9+4
41 hours - 48 hours2516.115.71813.514.9+7
49 hours or more4227.155.74030.157.4+2
Not stated00.01.500.02.00

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

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 4.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 1.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 1.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 3.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 6.3% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 10.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 15.7% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 55.7% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Mining : 1.5% None, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 7.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 1.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 8.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 18.1% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 18.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 16.1% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 27.1% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +1 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -13 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +6 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +15 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +4 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +7 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +2 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0
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 Gunnedah Shire's resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in 2016 compared to Mining 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, 20.0% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 80.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 10.1% and 88.4% respectively for Mining.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of the Gunnedah Shire and Mining were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 40 hours (18.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) worked 49 hours or more (27.1% compared to 55.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 28 people (29.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+15 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-13 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+7 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+6 people)

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