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Northern Tasmania Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

36.6% of the resident workers in the Northern Tasmania Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Tasmania.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Northern Tasmania Region 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
Northern Tasmania Region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
None2,5274.34.32,8254.74.8-298
1 hour - 15 hours7,81813.413.27,63212.812.5+186
16 hours - 24 hours6,60511.311.16,48910.910.7+116
25 hours - 34 hours7,78413.313.37,04511.811.9+739
35 hours - 39 hours11,22819.219.711,09418.619.2+134
40 hours8,80815.115.59,60716.116.3-799
41 hours - 48 hours5,0108.68.75,5919.49.5-581
49 hours or more7,59213.012.58,33413.913.2-742
Not stated1,0751.81.71,1351.91.9-60

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, Tasmania : 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Tasmania : 13.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, Tasmania : 11.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Tasmania : 13.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Tasmania : 19.7% 40 hours, Tasmania : 15.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Tasmania : 8.7% 49 hours or more, Tasmania : 12.5% Not stated, Tasmania : 1.7% None, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 13.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 11.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 13.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 19.2% 40 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 8.6% 49 hours or more, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 13.0% Not stated, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -298 1 hour - 15 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +186 16 hours - 24 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +116 25 hours - 34 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +739 35 hours - 39 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +134 40 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -799 41 hours - 48 hours, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -581 49 hours or more, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -742 Not stated, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -60
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 Northern Tasmania Region's resident workers in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a similar proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 42.3% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 55.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 42.0% and 56.2% respectively for Tasmania.

There were no major differences between the hour worked by the resident workers of Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania in 2016.

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Northern Tasmania Region decreased by 1,988 people (5.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Northern Tasmania Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (-799 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-742 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+739 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-581 people)

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