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Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

37.8% of local workers in the Murchison Area are employed part-time and 60.0% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Murchison Area across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Murchison Area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers hours worked
Murchison Area - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %2011 to 2016
None5015.03.65324.94.4-31
1 hour - 15 hours1,19811.88.51,22511.39.8-27
16 hours - 24 hours1,02710.27.69909.17.0+37
25 hours - 34 hours1,09310.89.11,08210.07.8+11
35 hours - 39 hours1,52515.18.81,45313.47.5+72
40 hours1,37113.614.61,56214.413.5-191
41 hours - 48 hours1,10811.07.71,23911.47.1-131
49 hours or more2,06720.438.22,47822.939.7-411
Not stated2252.21.92632.43.2-38

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

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.6% 1 hour - 15 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 8.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 9.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 8.8% 40 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 14.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.7% 49 hours or more, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 38.2% None, All industries: 5.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, All industries: 11.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, All industries: 10.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, All industries: 10.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, All industries: 15.1% 40 hours, All industries: 13.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, All industries: 11.0% 49 hours or more, All industries: 20.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Murchison Area - All industries: -31 1 hour - 15 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: -27 16 hours - 24 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: +37 25 hours - 34 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: +11 35 hours - 39 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: +72 40 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: -191 41 hours - 48 hours, Murchison Area - All industries: -131 49 hours or more, Murchison Area - All industries: -411
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 workforce in the Murchison Area in 2016 compared to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within Murchison Area shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 37.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 60.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 28.7% and 69.4% respectively for the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within Murchison Area.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Murchison Area and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (11.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (20.4% compared to 38.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 49 hours or more (-411 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-191 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-131 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+72 local workers)

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