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Dorset Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

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

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Dorset Council area 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
Dorset Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Tasmania%Number%. Tasmania%2011 - 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
Total Persons2,252100.0100.02,417100.0100.0-165

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 Dorset Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania within the Dorset Council area shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower 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 within the Dorset Council area.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.5% compared to 13.3%)
  • 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 larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (21.7% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the 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)

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