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Meander Valley Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.1% of the resident workers in Meander Valley Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Tasmania.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Meander Valley 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Meander Valley Council area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
None3694.44.34114.84.8-42
1 hour - 15 hours1,06112.513.21,07712.512.5-16
16 hours - 24 hours93811.111.189510.410.7+43
25 hours - 34 hours1,12613.313.31,01411.811.9+112
35 hours - 39 hours1,48617.619.71,52817.719.2-42
40 hours1,30215.415.51,43916.716.3-137
41 hours - 48 hours7508.98.77618.89.5-11
49 hours or more1,25914.912.51,32215.313.2-63
Not stated1752.11.71712.01.9+4

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, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 4.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 12.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 11.1% 25 hours - 34 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 13.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 17.6% 40 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 15.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 8.9% 49 hours or more, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 14.9% Not stated, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 2.1%
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, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -42 1 hour - 15 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -16 16 hours - 24 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +43 25 hours - 34 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +112 35 hours - 39 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -42 40 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -137 41 hours - 48 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -11 49 hours or more, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -63 Not stated, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +4
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 Meander Valley 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 similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 41.3% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.7% 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 Meander Valley Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.9% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.6% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Meander Valley Council area decreased by 253 people (5.0%).

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

  • 40 hours (-137 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+112 people)
  • 49 hours or more (-63 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+43 people)

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