Kempsey Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

31.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in Kempsey Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Kempsey 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

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Resident workers hours worked
Kempsey Shire - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours1,44913.610.81,24813.210.8+201
16 hours - 24 hours1,28612.010.41,19612.710.4+90
25 hours - 34 hours1,58014.810.01,36514.410.5+215
35 hours - 39 hours2,12819.920.41,77418.819.1+354
40 hours1,50514.118.71,24913.220.0+256
41 hours - 48 hours7196.77.46837.29.1+36
49 hours or more1,13010.611.51,16712.314.9-37
Not stated2892.71.73203.42.0-31
Total Persons10,677100.0100.09,451100.0100.0+1,226

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

Overall, 45.9% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 51.3% 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 Kempsey Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (5.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.6% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.1% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Kempsey Shire increased by 609 people (12.5%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+354 persons)
  • 40 hours (+256 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+215 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+201 persons)

Kempsey Shire

economic profile