Northern Tasmania RegionEconomic profile
Skip to content

Dorset Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

42.1% of local workers in Dorset Council area are employed part-time and 55.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in 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.

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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Dorset Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers hours worked
Dorset Council area - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
None1155.14.31205.04.6-5
1 hour - 15 hours33915.113.334014.112.6-1
16 hours - 24 hours23710.511.226410.910.9-27
25 hours - 34 hours25811.513.324610.212.1+12
35 hours - 39 hours30913.719.738315.819.4-74
40 hours28012.415.528912.016.4-9
41 hours - 48 hours1818.08.71968.19.7-15
49 hours or more48821.712.351621.313.1-28
Not stated452.01.7632.61.3-18

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.

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Tasmania: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Tasmania: 13.3% 16 hours - 24 hours, Tasmania: 11.2% 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: 12.3% None, Dorset Council area: 5.1% 1 hour - 15 hours, Dorset Council area: 15.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Dorset Council area: 10.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, Dorset Council area: 11.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Dorset Council area: 13.7% 40 hours, Dorset Council area: 12.4% 41 hours - 48 hours, Dorset Council area: 8.0% 49 hours or more, Dorset Council area: 21.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016
Change in local workers hours worked, 2016 None, Dorset Council area - All industries: -5 1 hour - 15 hours, Dorset Council area - All industries: -1 16 hours - 24 hours, Dorset Council area - All industries: -27 25 hours - 34 hours, Dorset Council area - All industries: +12 35 hours - 39 hours, Dorset Council area - All industries: -74 40 hours, Dorset Council area - All industries: -9 41 hours - 48 hours, Dorset Council area - All industries: -15 49 hours or more, Dorset Council area - All industries: -28
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 the workforce in Dorset Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a similar proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 42.1% 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.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (21.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.7% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (12.4% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.5% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the workforce in Dorset Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-74 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-28 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-27 local workers)
  • Not stated (-18 local workers)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v19.07.03-1.0.0