Hornsby Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

40.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in Hornsby Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Hornsby Shire's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Hornsby Shire depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure Occupations, and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers hours worked
Hornsby Shire Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours8,26211.010.88,48712.010.8-225
16 hours - 24 hours7,70010.310.47,55410.710.4+146
25 hours - 34 hours6,8529.210.06,8489.710.5+4
35 hours - 39 hours14,71619.720.412,14717.219.1+2,569
40 hours16,80222.518.715,79122.320.0+1,011
41 hours - 48 hours5,4017.27.46,6789.49.1-1,277
49 hours or more8,32611.111.510,31314.614.9-1,987
Not stated7781.01.79781.42.0-200
Total Persons74,807100.0100.070,807100.0100.0+4,000

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Hornsby Shire's resident workers in 2021 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 38.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (8.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (19.7% compared to 20.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (22.5% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Hornsby Shire increased by 316 people (0.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Hornsby Shire between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+3,959 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,569 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-1,987 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-1,277 persons)

Hornsby Shire Council

economic profile