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Resident workers - Hours worked

50.5% of the resident workers in the NSROC Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the NSROC Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the NSROC Region depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupations and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
NSROC Region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None8,3372.83.29,6033.53.8-1,266
1 hour - 15 hours32,55710.910.829,99310.810.4+2,564
16 hours - 24 hours29,96310.010.427,0429.79.7+2,921
25 hours - 34 hours26,3198.810.523,7698.69.8+2,550
35 hours - 39 hours46,62615.619.138,74314.018.2+7,883
40 hours67,24722.520.058,01120.919.4+9,236
41 hours - 48 hours30,22510.19.130,25410.910.0-29
49 hours or more53,78318.014.955,80420.116.4-2,021
Not stated4,2161.42.04,2001.52.3+16

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

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, New South Wales : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales : 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales : 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales : 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales : 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales : 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales : 14.9% Not stated, New South Wales : 2.0% None, NSROC Region - All industries: 2.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: 10.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: 10.0% 25 hours - 34 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: 8.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: 15.6% 40 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: 22.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: 10.1% 49 hours or more, NSROC Region - All industries: 18.0% Not stated, NSROC Region - All industries: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, NSROC Region - All industries: -1,266 1 hour - 15 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: +2,564 16 hours - 24 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: +2,921 25 hours - 34 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: +2,550 35 hours - 39 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: +7,883 40 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: +9,236 41 hours - 48 hours, NSROC Region - All industries: -29 49 hours or more, NSROC Region - All industries: -2,021 Not stated, NSROC Region - All industries: +16
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 NSROC Region's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 32.5% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 66.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (18.0% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (22.5% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.6% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.8% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the NSROC Region increased by 15,069 people (8.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the NSROC Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+9,236 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+7,883 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+2,921 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+2,564 people)

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