Penrith City

Resident workers - Hours worked

35.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in Penrith City work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Penrith City 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Penrith City Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours9,2739.110.88,6639.110.8+610
16 hours - 24 hours10,0109.810.48,1068.510.4+1,904
25 hours - 34 hours9,4569.310.09,0239.510.5+433
35 hours - 39 hours23,89623.420.421,01322.119.1+2,883
40 hours19,05018.718.720,27421.420.0-1,224
41 hours - 48 hours7,2867.17.49,1439.69.1-1,857
49 hours or more10,0159.811.513,81414.614.9-3,799
Not stated1,8851.81.71,8692.02.0+16
Total Persons102,091100.0100.094,872100.0100.0+7,219

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Penrith City's resident workers in 2021 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, 39.1% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (11.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (9.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (23.4% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (9.8% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Penrith City decreased by 3997 people (-6.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Penrith City between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+8,253 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-3,799 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,883 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,904 persons)

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