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Resident workers - Hours worked

45.5% of the resident workers in Parkes Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Parkes Shire 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
Parkes Shire 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None2594.43.22864.73.8-27
1 hour - 15 hours63510.910.864210.610.4-7
16 hours - 24 hours5158.810.45228.79.7-7
25 hours - 34 hours65911.310.55949.89.8+65
35 hours - 39 hours98816.919.190715.018.2+81
40 hours84814.520.088014.619.4-32
41 hours - 48 hours69011.89.169311.510.0-3
49 hours or more1,11819.114.91,36322.616.4-245
Not stated1292.22.01442.42.3-15

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, Parkes Shire - All industries: 4.4% 1 hour - 15 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: 10.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: 8.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: 11.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: 16.9% 40 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: 14.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: 11.8% 49 hours or more, Parkes Shire - All industries: 19.1% Not stated, Parkes Shire - All industries: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Parkes Shire - All industries: -27 1 hour - 15 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: -7 16 hours - 24 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: -7 25 hours - 34 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: +65 35 hours - 39 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: +81 40 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: -32 41 hours - 48 hours, Parkes Shire - All industries: -3 49 hours or more, Parkes Shire - All industries: -245 Not stated, Parkes Shire - All industries: -15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Parkes Shire's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.4% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.4% 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 Parkes Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (19.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (11.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.5% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.9% compared to 19.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Parkes Shire decreased by 199 people (5.2%).

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

  • 49 hours or more (-245 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+81 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+65 people)
  • 40 hours (-32 people)

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