Penrith City

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

35.5% of All industries local workers in Penrith City are employed part-time and 62.5% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Penrith City 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2016
Penrith City - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours7,85511.510.86,81311.310.5+1,042
16 hours - 24 hours6,98810.210.56,28010.49.8+708
25 hours - 34 hours7,41710.810.56,14710.29.9+1,270
35 hours - 39 hours14,21120.719.112,03619.918.3+2,175
40 hours13,06819.120.011,08218.319.6+1,986
41 hours - 48 hours6,0168.89.15,6609.310.1+356
49 hours or more9,56713.914.98,72614.416.6+841
Not stated1,3842.02.01,4612.41.5-77
Total Persons68,595100.0100.060,538100.0100.0+8,057

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Penrith City in 2016 compared to New South Wales within Penrith City 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, 35.5% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.5% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales within Penrith City.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.5% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.7% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (19.1% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (13.9% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Penrith City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,175 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+1,986 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,270 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,042 local workers)

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