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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

42.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Dorset Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Victoria.

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.

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
Northern Tasmania Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Tasmania%Number%. Tasmania%2011 - 2016
None1295.04.31244.64.8+5
1 hour - 15 hours37514.613.236113.512.5+14
16 hours - 24 hours2509.711.128610.710.7-36
25 hours - 34 hours29711.613.326710.011.9+30
35 hours - 39 hours35613.919.743616.319.2-80
40 hours30712.015.531611.816.3-9
41 hours - 48 hours2088.18.72138.09.5-5
49 hours or more57922.512.559422.313.2-15
Not stated672.61.7722.71.9-5
Total Persons2,568100.0100.02,669100.0100.0-101

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Dorset Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 40.9% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 42.0% and 56.2% respectively for Tasmania.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.6% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.9% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (12.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (22.5% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Dorset Council area decreased by 109 people (-7.0%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-80 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-36 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+30 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-15 persons)

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