Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

42.4% of All industries local workers in the Northern Tasmania Region are employed part-time and 55.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Northern Tasmania Region across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Northern Tasmania Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Tasmania%Number%. Tasmania%2011 - 2016
None2,2864.14.32,5624.54.6-276
1 hour - 15 hours7,32813.313.37,20112.712.6+127
16 hours - 24 hours6,28311.411.26,20011.010.9+83
25 hours - 34 hours7,47213.513.36,69711.812.1+775
35 hours - 39 hours10,86819.719.710,77619.019.4+92
40 hours8,32815.115.59,09916.116.4-771
41 hours - 48 hours4,7338.68.75,3609.59.7-627
49 hours or more6,88812.512.37,63613.513.1-748
Not stated9661.81.71,0751.91.3-109
Total Persons55,152100.0100.056,606100.0100.0-1,454

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in the Northern Tasmania Region in 2016 compared to Tasmania within the Northern Tasmania Region shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 42.4% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 55.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 42.1% and 56.2% respectively for Tasmania within the Northern Tasmania Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.4% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.5% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.1% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (12.5% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the Northern Tasmania Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+775 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-771 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-748 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-627 local workers)

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