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Meander Valley Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

42.8% of local workers in Meander Valley Council area are employed part-time and 55.3% 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, Meander Valley 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
Meander Valley Council area - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
None2394.34.32304.54.6+9
1 hour - 15 hours72913.213.371714.012.6+12
16 hours - 24 hours65611.911.256611.110.9+90
25 hours - 34 hours73213.313.363612.412.1+96
35 hours - 39 hours90316.419.774214.519.4+161
40 hours83015.115.582516.116.4+5
41 hours - 48 hours4588.38.74198.29.7+39
49 hours or more85115.512.387317.113.1-22
Not stated1041.91.71102.11.3-6

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, Meander Valley Council area: 4.3% 1 hour - 15 hours, Meander Valley Council area: 13.2% 16 hours - 24 hours, Meander Valley Council area: 11.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Meander Valley Council area: 13.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Meander Valley Council area: 16.4% 40 hours, Meander Valley Council area: 15.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Meander Valley Council area: 8.3% 49 hours or more, Meander Valley Council area: 15.5%
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, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +9 1 hour - 15 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +12 16 hours - 24 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +90 25 hours - 34 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +96 35 hours - 39 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +161 40 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +5 41 hours - 48 hours, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +39 49 hours or more, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -22
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 Meander Valley Council area in 2016 compared to Tasmania 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, 42.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 55.3% 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 Meander Valley Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (15.5% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.9% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.4% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.1% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+161 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+96 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+90 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+39 local workers)

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