Penrith City

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

43.2% of All industries local workers in Penrith City are employed part-time and 54.9% 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 2021 – by place of work

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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Penrith City - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours8,26510.510.87,85511.510.8+410
16 hours - 24 hours8,61911.010.56,98810.210.5+1,631
25 hours - 34 hours7,84810.010.07,41710.810.5+431
35 hours - 39 hours17,01521.720.414,21120.719.1+2,804
40 hours13,06616.718.713,06819.120.0-2
41 hours - 48 hours5,2476.77.46,0168.89.1-769
49 hours or more7,7149.811.59,56713.914.9-1,853
Not stated1,4211.81.71,3842.02.0+37
Total Persons78,343100.0100.068,595100.0100.0+9,748

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. 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 2021compared 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, 43.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 54.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% 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 did not work (11.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (21.7% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (16.7% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (9.8% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Penrith City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+7,059 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,804 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-1,853 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,631 local workers)

Penrith City Council

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