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Resident workers - Hours worked

41.8% of the resident workers in the Murchison Area work 40 or more hours, compared to 61.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Murchison Area 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Murchison Area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
None5404.83.36425.34.0-102
1 hour - 15 hours1,42312.68.91,44411.910.1-21
16 hours - 24 hours1,22410.96.81,1379.36.7+87
25 hours - 34 hours1,31611.77.91,31610.88.10
35 hours - 39 hours1,83116.29.11,84915.27.9-18
40 hours1,60714.314.91,84515.213.5-238
41 hours - 48 hours1,0659.58.61,23510.17.4-170
49 hours or more2,03418.138.52,40819.839.1-374
Not stated2282.02.12992.53.1-71

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

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 8.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 6.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 7.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 9.1% 40 hours, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 14.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 8.6% 49 hours or more, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 38.5% Not stated, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.1% None, Murchison Area - All industries: 4.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: 12.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: 10.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: 11.7% 35 hours - 39 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: 16.2% 40 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: 14.3% 41 hours - 48 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: 9.5% 49 hours or more, Murchison Area - All industries: 18.1% Not stated, Murchison Area - All industries: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Murchison Area - All industries: -102 1 hour - 15 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: -21 16 hours - 24 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: +87 25 hours - 34 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: 0 35 hours - 39 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: -18 40 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: -238 41 hours - 48 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: -170 49 hours or more, Murchison Area - All industries: -374 Not stated, Murchison Area - All industries: -71
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Murchison Area's resident workers in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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, 40.0% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 26.9% and 71.1% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of the Murchison Area and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (18.1% compared to 38.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Murchison Area decreased by 800 people (10.9%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Murchison Area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-374 people)
  • 40 hours (-238 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-170 people)
  • None (-102 people)

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