Dorset Council area
Resident workers - Hours worked
42.6% of the resident workers in Dorset Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.0% in Australia.
Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Dorset Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.
The hours worked by employed people in Dorset 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers hours worked|
|Dorset Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Hours worked||Number||%||Australia%||Number||%||Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|1 hour - 15 hours||375||14.6||11.4||361||13.5||10.8||+14||22002|
|16 hours - 24 hours||250||9.7||10.1||286||10.7||9.4||-36||22003|
|25 hours - 34 hours||297||11.6||11.2||267||10.0||10.2||+30||22004|
|35 hours - 39 hours||356||13.9||19.0||436||16.3||18.0||-80||22005|
|41 hours - 48 hours||208||8.1||9.3||213||8.0||10.3||-5||22007|
|49 hours or more||579||22.5||15.1||594||22.3||16.7||-15||22008|
The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the hours worked by Dorset Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to Australia 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, 40.9% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 36.1% and 62.0% respectively for Australia.
The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of Dorset Council area and Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (22.5% compared to 15.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.6% compared to 11.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (12.0% compared to 18.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.9% compared to 19.0%)
From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Dorset Council area decreased by 109 people (7.0%).
The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Dorset Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- 35 hours - 39 hours (-80 people)
- 16 hours - 24 hours (-36 people)
- 25 hours - 34 hours (+30 people)
- 49 hours or more (-15 people)