Perth Inner City Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

44.2% of the resident workers (All industries) in Perth Inner City Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.2% in Western Australia.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Perth Inner City Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Perth Inner City Region 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

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Resident workers hours worked
Perth Inner City Region - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours10,63211.611.97,56411.011.9+3,068
16 hours - 24 hours9,69210.610.37,22710.59.9+2,465
25 hours - 34 hours9,62510.511.66,3069.210.7+3,319
35 hours - 39 hours16,59118.218.011,62517.017.2+4,966
40 hours17,76319.416.714,01820.517.8+3,745
41 hours - 48 hours8,8189.79.27,04010.39.5+1,778
49 hours or more13,78715.116.311,37916.617.3+2,408
Not stated1,1091.21.61,0281.51.7+81
Total Persons91,351100.0100.068,530100.0100.0+22,821

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Perth Inner City Region's resident workers in 2021 compared to Western Australia 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, 36.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 38.2% and 60.2% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Perth Inner City Region and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (3.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (10.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (19.4% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (15.1% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Perth Inner City Region increased by 12897 people (29.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Perth Inner City Region between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+4,966 persons)
  • 40 hours (+3,745 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,319 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+3,068 persons)

Perth Inner City Region

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