City of Kwinana

Resident workers - Hours worked

42.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kwinana work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.6% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Kwinana 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
City of Kwinana - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours1,72210.311.91,1669.210.8+556
16 hours - 24 hours1,4998.99.91,0077.99.2+492
25 hours - 34 hours1,76310.510.71,1749.29.5+589
35 hours - 39 hours3,63821.717.22,48619.515.8+1,152
40 hours3,15518.817.82,33418.317.4+821
41 hours - 48 hours1,5639.39.51,42611.210.9+137
49 hours or more2,44114.517.32,20317.319.6+238
Not stated3772.21.73202.52.0+57
Total Persons16,799100.0100.012,730100.0100.0+4,069

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 City of Kwinana's resident workers in 2016 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, 33.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 64.3% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 36.5% and 61.8% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (10.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.7% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.5% compared to 17.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Kwinana increased by 2348 people (27.8%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kwinana between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,152 persons)
  • 40 hours (+821 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+589 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+556 persons)

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