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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 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
None183.64.2245.34.8-6
1 hour - 15 hours5510.99.64710.39.8+8
16 hours - 24 hours8116.115.96714.715.7+14
25 hours - 34 hours10721.317.510022.016.7+7
35 hours - 39 hours10220.320.28117.818.7+21
40 hours7815.517.85411.918.0+24
41 hours - 48 hours224.45.7255.56.3-3
49 hours or more346.88.14910.88.7-15
Not stated61.21.081.81.2-2

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: 4.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales: 9.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales: 15.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales: 17.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales: 20.2% 40 hours, New South Wales: 17.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales: 5.7% 49 hours or more, New South Wales: 8.1% None, Gunnedah Shire: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 10.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 16.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 21.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 20.3% 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 15.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire: 4.4% 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire: 6.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -6 1 hour - 15 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +8 16 hours - 24 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +14 25 hours - 34 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +7 35 hours - 39 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +21 40 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +24 41 hours - 48 hours, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -3 49 hours or more, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -15
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 Health Care and Social Assistance 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, 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 47.2% and 51.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (21.3% compared to 17.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (10.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.5% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (6.8% compared to 8.1%)

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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