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Resident workers - Hours worked

40.8% of the resident workers in Flinders Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Tasmania.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Flinders Council 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
Flinders Council 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
None184.24.3184.54.80
1 hour - 15 hours6515.113.24711.812.5+18
16 hours - 24 hours358.111.14711.810.7-12
25 hours - 34 hours6815.813.34711.811.9+21
35 hours - 39 hours5212.119.74611.519.2+6
40 hours6916.015.57719.316.3-8
41 hours - 48 hours358.18.7358.89.50
49 hours or more7216.712.57318.313.2-1
Not stated173.91.792.31.9+8

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 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, Flinders Council - All industries: 4.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: 15.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: 8.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: 15.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: 12.1% 40 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: 16.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: 8.1% 49 hours or more, Flinders Council - All industries: 16.7% Not stated, Flinders Council - All industries: 3.9%
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, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 1 hour - 15 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: +18 16 hours - 24 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: -12 25 hours - 34 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: +21 35 hours - 39 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: +6 40 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: -8 41 hours - 48 hours, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 49 hours or more, Flinders Council - All industries: -1 Not stated, Flinders Council - All industries: +8
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 Flinders Council's resident workers in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 43.2% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 52.9% 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 of Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (16.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (15.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (12.1% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (8.1% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Flinders Council decreased by 3 people (1.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Flinders Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+21 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+18 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-12 people)
  • 40 hours (-8 people)

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