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Resident workers - Hours worked

59.3% of the resident workers (Construction) in the Gunnedah Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 62.4% in New South Wales.

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%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None93.42.393.33.10
1 hour - 15 hours124.55.5217.75.4-9
16 hours - 24 hours114.16.6134.86.1-2
25 hours - 34 hours3211.97.6165.97.4+16
35 hours - 39 hours4215.714.2269.612.3+16
40 hours6122.828.74817.727.9+13
41 hours - 48 hours259.311.53211.811.8-7
49 hours or more7327.222.29936.523.8-26
Not stated31.11.472.62.2-4

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, New South Wales - Construction  : 2.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales - Construction  : 5.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales - Construction  : 6.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales - Construction  : 7.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales - Construction  : 14.2% 40 hours, New South Wales - Construction  : 28.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales - Construction  : 11.5% 49 hours or more, New South Wales - Construction  : 22.2% Not stated, New South Wales - Construction  : 1.4% None, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 4.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 4.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 11.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 15.7% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 22.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 9.3% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 27.2% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 1.1%
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 - Construction: 0 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -9 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -2 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +16 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +16 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +13 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -7 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -26 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -4
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 (Construction) in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 23.9% of the resident workers (Construction) worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 75.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 21.9% and 76.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Construction) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 49 hours or more (27.2% compared to 22.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 40 hours (22.8% compared to 28.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) worked 16 hours - 24 hours (4.1% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers (Construction) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by 4 people (2.0%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-26 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+16 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+16 people)
  • 40 hours (+13 people)

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