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Local workers - Hours worked - Health Care and Social Assistance

51.9% of Health Care and Social Assistance local workers in the Gunnedah Shire are employed part-time and 46.9% are employed full-time.

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

Data source

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

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Other Services%Number%. Other Services%2011 - 2016
None183.62.8245.32.3-6
1 hour - 15 hours5510.99.54710.38.7+8
16 hours - 24 hours8116.17.16714.78.7+14
25 hours - 34 hours10721.36.710022.05.0+7
35 hours - 39 hours10220.321.48117.821.1+21
40 hours7815.523.45411.918.3+24
41 hours - 48 hours224.49.5255.511.0-3
49 hours or more346.819.44910.823.4-15
Not stated61.2081.81.4-2
Total Persons503100.0100.0455100.0100.0+48

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to the Other Services workforce within the Gunnedah Shire shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 51.9% of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 46.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 26.2% and 73.8% respectively for the Other Services workforce within the Gunnedah Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Other Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (16.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (21.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.5% compared to 23.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (6.8% compared to 19.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 40 hours (+24 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+21 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-15 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+14 local workers)

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