City of Launceston

Resident workers - Hours worked

35.0% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Launceston work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Tasmania.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Launceston 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 Launceston - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Tasmania%Number%. Tasmania%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours3,73613.613.23,64312.912.5+93
16 hours - 24 hours3,10811.311.13,05110.810.7+57
25 hours - 34 hours3,74013.613.33,35311.811.9+387
35 hours - 39 hours5,75220.919.75,61619.819.2+136
40 hours4,15415.115.54,59016.216.3-436
41 hours - 48 hours2,3218.48.72,6979.59.5-376
49 hours or more3,15711.512.53,56612.613.2-409
Not stated4471.61.74981.81.9-51
Total Persons27,538100.0100.028,301100.0100.0-763

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 Launceston's resident workers in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 42.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 55.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 42.0% and 56.2% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.6% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.9% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.1% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (11.5% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Launceston decreased by 1085 people (-6.6%).

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

  • 40 hours (-436 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-409 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+387 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-376 persons)

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