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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

36.7% of the resident workers in West Tamar Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 36.6% in Tasmania.

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

The hours worked by employed people in West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
None4714.84.34704.74.8+1
1 hour - 15 hours1,33813.613.21,28112.912.5+57
16 hours - 24 hours1,17311.911.11,08711.010.7+86
25 hours - 34 hours1,25912.813.31,19512.111.9+64
35 hours - 39 hours1,82018.519.71,75617.719.2+64
40 hours1,51215.415.51,63916.516.3-127
41 hours - 48 hours8859.08.79709.89.5-85
49 hours or more1,21312.312.51,34613.613.2-133
Not stated1761.81.71681.71.9+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, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 4.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 13.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 11.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 12.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 18.5% 40 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 15.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 9.0% 49 hours or more, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 12.3% Not stated, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 1.8%
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, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +1 1 hour - 15 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +57 16 hours - 24 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +86 25 hours - 34 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +64 35 hours - 39 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +64 40 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -127 41 hours - 48 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -85 49 hours or more, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -133 Not stated, West Tamar Council area - 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 West Tamar Council area'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, 43.1% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 55.1% 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 West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.5% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in West Tamar Council area decreased by 281 people (4.9%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-133 people)
  • 40 hours (-127 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+86 people)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-85 people)

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