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Local workers - Hours worked - Mining

10.4% of Mining local workers in the Gunnedah Shire are employed part-time and 87.9% 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 - Mining 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
None83.54.595.84.4-1
1 hour - 15 hours93.91.9001.5+9
16 hours - 24 hours002.5002.5--
25 hours - 34 hours73.03.453.22.7+2
35 hours - 39 hours166.914.2117.110.9+5
40 hours4419.016.42113.515.6+23
41 hours - 48 hours3615.620.11711.022.4+19
49 hours or more10746.335.88756.138.2+20
Not stated41.71.353.21.8-1
Total Persons231100.0100.0155100.0100.0+76

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 Mining workforce in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales within the 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, 10.4% of the Mining workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 87.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 12.3% and 86.4% respectively for New South Wales within the Gunnedah Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Mining workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (6.9% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (19.0% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (15.6% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (46.3% compared to 35.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 40 hours (+23 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (+20 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+19 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+9 local workers)

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