Lithgow City Council

Resident workers - Hours worked

36.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in Lithgow City Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Lithgow City Council 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
Lithgow City Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours97311.710.891811.810.8+55
16 hours - 24 hours84910.210.484110.810.4+8
25 hours - 34 hours1,01212.210.092011.810.5+92
35 hours - 39 hours1,67920.220.41,58220.319.1+97
40 hours1,36716.418.71,32917.120.0+38
41 hours - 48 hours7479.07.46508.39.1+97
49 hours or more92911.211.51,06113.614.9-132
Not stated1702.01.71672.12.0+3
Total Persons8,312100.0100.07,792100.0100.0+520

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 Lithgow City Council '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, 41.1% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.8% 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 Lithgow City Council and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (7.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (12.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (16.4% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.0% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Lithgow City Council increased by 100 people (2.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Lithgow City Council between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+262 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-132 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+97 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+97 persons)

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