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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

35.0% of local workers in the Gunnedah Shire are employed part-time and 62.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Gunnedah Shire 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Gunnedah Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers hours worked
Gunnedah Shire - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Information Media and Telecom-munications %Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %2011 to 2016
None1663.40.01733.614.3-7
1 hour - 15 hours56311.619.453911.10.0+24
16 hours - 24 hours4228.716.14559.40.0-33
25 hours - 34 hours54911.322.652010.80.0+29
35 hours - 39 hours82517.032.370114.528.6+124
40 hours74415.30.070614.628.6+38
41 hours - 48 hours4278.89.74449.214.3-17
49 hours or more1,05721.80.01,17924.414.3-122
Not stated1032.10.01182.40.0-15

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

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Information Media and Telecommunications: 19.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Information Media and Telecommunications: 16.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Information Media and Telecommunications: 22.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, Information Media and Telecommunications: 32.3% 40 hours, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Information Media and Telecommunications: 9.7% 49 hours or more, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% None, All industries: 3.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, All industries: 11.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, All industries: 8.7% 25 hours - 34 hours, All industries: 11.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, All industries: 17.0% 40 hours, All industries: 15.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, All industries: 8.8% 49 hours or more, All industries: 21.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -7 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +24 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -33 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +29 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +124 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +38 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -17 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -122
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 workforce in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within Gunnedah Shire shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.0% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 58.1% and 41.9% respectively for the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within Gunnedah Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (21.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.3% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.0% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.3% compared to 22.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+124 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-122 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+38 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-33 local workers)

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