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Local workers - Hours worked - Retail Trade

53.6% of Retail Trade local workers in the Gunnedah Shire are employed part-time and 46.4% 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 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers hours worked
Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade2016
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %
None235.23.1
1 hour - 15 hours9020.319.9
16 hours - 24 hours5011.314.9
25 hours - 34 hours7516.913.2
35 hours - 39 hours7516.918.0
40 hours4810.812.9
41 hours - 48 hours306.86.8
49 hours or more5311.910.0
Not stated00.01.2

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, New South Wales: 3.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales: 19.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales: 14.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales: 13.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales: 18.0% 40 hours, New South Wales: 12.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales: 6.8% 49 hours or more, New South Wales: 10.0% None, Gunnedah Shire: 5.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 20.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 11.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 16.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 16.9% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 10.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 6.8% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire: 11.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Retail Trade workforce in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 53.6% of the Retail Trade workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 46.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 51.2% and 47.7% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (16.9% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not work (5.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.3% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (10.8% compared to 12.9%)

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