City of Merri-bek

Resident workers - Hours worked

38.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Merri-bek work 40 or more hours, compared to 38.3% in Victoria.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Merri-bek 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
City of Merri-bek - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours9,88110.611.78,50310.612.0+1,378
16 hours - 24 hours10,10310.910.88,74910.910.5+1,354
25 hours - 34 hours10,91711.711.69,06111.311.2+1,856
35 hours - 39 hours20,19921.720.815,80219.718.7+4,397
40 hours18,36619.719.216,33520.319.5+2,031
41 hours - 48 hours7,8248.48.07,8259.79.2-1
49 hours or more9,64710.411.110,07312.513.7-426
Not stated1,3151.41.71,5651.91.9-250
Total Persons93,054100.0100.080,354100.0100.0+12,700

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 the City of Merri-bek's resident workers in 2021 compared to Victoria 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, 38.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.2% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 39.1% and 59.2% respectively for Victoria.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Merri-bek and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (10.6% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.7% compared to 20.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (19.7% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (10.4% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Merri-bek increased by 6001 people (12.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Merri-bek between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+4,397 persons)
  • None (+2,361 persons)
  • 40 hours (+2,031 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,856 persons)

City of Merri-bek

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