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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Hours worked

35.0% of the resident workers in City of Launceston work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Tasmania.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Launceston 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
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
None1,1234.14.31,2874.54.8-164
1 hour - 15 hours3,73613.613.23,64312.912.5+93
16 hours - 24 hours3,10811.311.13,05110.810.7+57
25 hours - 34 hours3,74013.613.33,35311.811.9+387
35 hours - 39 hours5,75220.919.75,61619.819.2+136
40 hours4,15415.115.54,59016.216.3-436
41 hours - 48 hours2,3218.48.72,6979.59.5-376
49 hours or more3,15711.512.53,56612.613.2-409
Not stated4471.61.74981.81.9-51

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, City of Launceston - All industries: 4.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: 13.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: 11.3% 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: 13.6% 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: 20.9% 40 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: 8.4% 49 hours or more, City of Launceston - All industries: 11.5% Not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: 1.6%
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, City of Launceston - All industries: -164 1 hour - 15 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: +93 16 hours - 24 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: +57 25 hours - 34 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: +387 35 hours - 39 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: +136 40 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: -436 41 hours - 48 hours, City of Launceston - All industries: -376 49 hours or more, City of Launceston - All industries: -409 Not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: -51
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 City of Launceston'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, 42.5% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 55.9% 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 City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.9% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (11.5% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in City of Launceston decreased by 1,085 people (6.6%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (-436 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-409 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+387 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-376 people)

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