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Resident workers - Hours worked

44.6% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the Gunnedah Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.2% in Public Administration and Safety.

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%Public Administration and Safety%Number%Public Administration and Safety%2011 to 2016
None00.03.035.36.3-3
1 hour - 15 hours35.45.100.05.5+3
16 hours - 24 hours47.16.400.09.4+4
25 hours - 34 hours712.57.758.89.0+2
35 hours - 39 hours1730.440.61729.836.50
40 hours1119.617.11424.615.3-3
41 hours - 48 hours47.112.0814.09.0-4
49 hours or more1017.98.1712.37.8+3
Not stated00.00.035.31.2-3

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 - Public Administration and Safety : 3.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 5.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 6.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 7.7% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 40.6% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 17.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 12.0% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 8.1% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% None, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 5.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 12.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 30.4% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 19.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.1% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 17.9% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +3 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +4 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +2 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -4 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +3 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3
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 (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in 2016 compared to Public Administration and Safety 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, 25.0% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 75.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 22.2% and 77.8% respectively for Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) worked 49 hours or more (17.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) worked 35 hours - 39 hours (30.4% compared to 40.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) worked 41 hours - 48 hours (7.1% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by 4 people (8.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+4 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-4 people)
  • None (-3 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+3 people)

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