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Resident workers - Hours worked

40.3% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston work 40 or more hours, compared to 35.0% in Victoria.

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Education and Training%Number%. Education and Training%2011 - 2016
None403.23.5393.23.7+1
1 hour - 15 hours16613.314.413411.013.9+32
16 hours - 24 hours1179.413.71149.413.3+3
25 hours - 34 hours13911.212.713010.712.0+9
35 hours - 39 hours27221.920.126121.520.2+11
40 hours20616.614.019716.212.9+9
41 hours - 48 hours1169.38.312910.69.6-13
49 hours or more17914.412.820617.013.6-27
Not stated90.70.640.30.9+5
Total Persons1,244100.0100.01,214100.0100.0+30

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the City of Launceston's resident workers in 2016 compared to Education and Training 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, 37.1% of the resident workers in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 44.3% and 55.2% respectively for Education and Training.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the City of Launceston and the Education and Training workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.4% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.9% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (16.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.4% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Launceston decreased by 20 people (-2.5%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+32 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-27 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-13 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+11 persons)

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