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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers hours worked|
|West Tamar Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Hours worked||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 to 2016|
|1 hour - 15 hours||1,338||13.6||13.2||1,281||12.9||12.5||+57||22002|
|16 hours - 24 hours||1,173||11.9||11.1||1,087||11.0||10.7||+86||22003|
|25 hours - 34 hours||1,259||12.8||13.3||1,195||12.1||11.9||+64||22004|
|35 hours - 39 hours||1,820||18.5||19.7||1,756||17.7||19.2||+64||22005|
|41 hours - 48 hours||885||9.0||8.7||970||9.8||9.5||-85||22007|
|49 hours or more||1,213||12.3||12.5||1,346||13.6||13.2||-133||22008|
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 (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)