Hornsby Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

42.8% of All industries local workers in Hornsby Shire are employed part-time and 55.5% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Hornsby 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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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2016
Hornsby Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours6,51715.410.86,40215.910.5+115
16 hours - 24 hours5,56013.110.54,98412.39.8+576
25 hours - 34 hours4,79011.310.54,38210.99.9+408
35 hours - 39 hours6,97316.519.16,04715.018.3+926
40 hours7,60118.020.06,91817.119.6+683
41 hours - 48 hours3,3057.89.13,4898.610.1-184
49 hours or more5,61213.314.95,86914.516.6-257
Not stated6861.62.07912.01.5-105
Total Persons42,293100.0100.040,358100.0100.0+1,935

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Hornsby Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales within Hornsby 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, 42.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 55.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales within Hornsby Shire.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (15.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (13.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.5% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (18.0% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Hornsby Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+926 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+683 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+576 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+408 local workers)

Hornsby Shire Council

economic profile