North Sydney Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

59.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in North Sydney Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in North Sydney Council 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
North Sydney Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours2,8887.110.82,5726.810.4+316
16 hours - 24 hours3,1577.810.42,7867.49.7+371
25 hours - 34 hours2,8407.010.52,5526.89.8+288
35 hours - 39 hours5,76714.319.14,80412.718.2+963
40 hours9,73324.120.08,64422.919.4+1,089
41 hours - 48 hours5,25513.09.15,21413.810.0+41
49 hours or more9,18422.714.99,52325.216.4-339
Not stated4621.12.03991.12.3+63
Total Persons40,453100.0100.037,798100.0100.0+2,655

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 North Sydney Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 24.8% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 74.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of North Sydney Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (14.3% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (24.1% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (13.0% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (22.7% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in North Sydney Council area increased by 1754 people (6.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in North Sydney Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+1,089 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+963 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+371 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-339 persons)

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