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Resident workers (Local) - Hours worked

38.4% of the local labour force in the City of Launceston work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.4% in Greater Hobart.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers hours worked
City of Launceston 20112006Change
Hours workedNumber%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
None1,2854.54.51,1444.34.2+141
1 hour - 15 hours3,64012.912.43,31512.312.0+325
16 hours - 24 hours3,05210.810.82,6319.810.0+421
25 hours - 34 hours3,35211.812.12,94911.011.3+403
35 hours - 39 hours5,62119.921.05,15819.220.0+463
40 hours4,58616.216.44,55216.917.2+34
41 hours - 48 hours2,7009.59.52,81710.510.2-117
49 hours or more3,57012.611.53,64513.612.6-75
Not stated4971.81.76642.52.6-167

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers hours worked, 2011
Local resident workers hours worked, 2011 None, Greater Hobart: 4.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, Greater Hobart: 12.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Greater Hobart: 10.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Greater Hobart: 12.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Greater Hobart: 21.0% 40 hours, Greater Hobart: 16.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Greater Hobart: 9.5% 49 hours or more, Greater Hobart: 11.5% Not stated, Greater Hobart: 1.7% None, City of Launceston: 4.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Launceston: 12.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Launceston: 10.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Launceston: 11.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Launceston: 19.9% 40 hours, City of Launceston: 16.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Launceston: 9.5% 49 hours or more, City of Launceston: 12.6% Not stated, City of Launceston: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers hours worked, 2006 to 2011 None, City of Launceston: +141 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Launceston: +325 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Launceston: +421 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Launceston: +403 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Launceston: +463 40 hours, City of Launceston: +34 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Launceston: -117 49 hours or more, City of Launceston: -75 Not stated, City of Launceston: -167
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the City of Launceston's local labour force in 2011 compared to Greater Hobart shows that there was a similar proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.5% of the local labour force worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.3% and 58.4% respectively for Greater Hobart.

The major differences between the hours worked by the local labour force of the City of Launceston and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who worked 49 hours or more (12.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (19.9% compared to 21.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, the number of the local labour force working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Launceston increased by 305 people (1.9%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the local labour force in the City of Launceston between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+463 local labour force)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+421 local labour force)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+403 local labour force)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+325 local labour force)

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