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West Tamar Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

50.8% of local workers in West Tamar Council area are employed part-time and 47.3% 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, West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area - All industries20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
None1965.24.32054.74.6-9
1 hour - 15 hours68118.113.374617.012.6-65
16 hours - 24 hours50913.511.252612.010.9-17
25 hours - 34 hours52814.013.352512.012.1+3
35 hours - 39 hours57115.219.767115.319.4-100
40 hours48612.915.560213.716.4-116
41 hours - 48 hours2737.28.74019.19.7-128
49 hours or more45412.012.362814.313.1-174
Not stated701.91.7841.91.3-14

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, West Tamar Council area: 5.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, West Tamar Council area: 18.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, West Tamar Council area: 13.5% 25 hours - 34 hours, West Tamar Council area: 14.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, West Tamar Council area: 15.2% 40 hours, West Tamar Council area: 12.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, West Tamar Council area: 7.2% 49 hours or more, West Tamar Council area: 12.0%
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, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -9 1 hour - 15 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -65 16 hours - 24 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -17 25 hours - 34 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +3 35 hours - 39 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -100 40 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -116 41 hours - 48 hours, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -128 49 hours or more, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -174
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 West Tamar 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, 50.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 47.3% 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 West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (18.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (13.5% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.2% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (12.9% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 49 hours or more (-174 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-128 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-116 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-100 local workers)

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