City of Melville

Resident workers - Hours worked

43.3% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Melville work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.6% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Melville 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 Melville - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours7,06015.111.96,62513.710.8+435
16 hours - 24 hours5,27711.39.95,08910.59.2+188
25 hours - 34 hours4,99710.710.74,7019.79.5+296
35 hours - 39 hours7,06515.117.26,90114.315.8+164
40 hours8,72218.717.88,67517.917.4+47
41 hours - 48 hours4,2979.29.55,28710.910.9-990
49 hours or more7,17215.417.38,21517.019.6-1,043
Not stated5421.21.77921.62.0-250
Total Persons46,662100.0100.048,372100.0100.0-1,710

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 Melville's resident workers in 2016 compared to Western Australia 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, 40.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.4% 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 Melville and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (15.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.1% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (15.4% 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 Melville decreased by 1822 people (-6.3%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-1,043 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-990 persons)
  • None (-557 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+435 persons)

City of Melville

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