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Resident workers - Hours worked

50.6% of the resident workers in the Inner West Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the Inner West Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the Inner West Council area 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Inner West Council area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None2,8762.93.23,4773.83.8-601
1 hour - 15 hours8,2348.310.87,3948.010.4+840
16 hours - 24 hours9,7829.810.48,5999.39.7+1,183
25 hours - 34 hours9,3739.410.58,2058.99.8+1,168
35 hours - 39 hours17,42517.519.115,94317.218.2+1,482
40 hours21,79221.920.019,00520.519.4+2,787
41 hours - 48 hours11,20311.39.111,22112.110.0-18
49 hours or more17,39817.514.917,16818.616.4+230
Not stated1,4931.52.01,4901.62.3+3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, New South Wales : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales : 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales : 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales : 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales : 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales : 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales : 14.9% Not stated, New South Wales : 2.0% None, Inner West Council area - All industries: 2.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: 8.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: 9.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: 9.4% 35 hours - 39 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: 17.5% 40 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: 21.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: 11.3% 49 hours or more, Inner West Council area - All industries: 17.5% Not stated, Inner West Council area - All industries: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Inner West Council area - All industries: -601 1 hour - 15 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: +840 16 hours - 24 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: +1,183 25 hours - 34 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: +1,168 35 hours - 39 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: +1,482 40 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: +2,787 41 hours - 48 hours, Inner West Council area - All industries: -18 49 hours or more, Inner West Council area - All industries: +230 Not stated, Inner West Council area - All industries: +3
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 Inner West Council area's resident workers in 2016 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, 30.4% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 68.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (17.5% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (11.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (21.9% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (8.3% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Inner West Council area increased by 4,481 people (7.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Inner West Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+2,787 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,482 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,183 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,168 people)

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