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Resident workers - Hours worked

61.9% of the resident workers in the Town of Port Hedland work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.6% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Town of Port Hedland 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
Town of Port Hedland 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
None4045.74.04285.74.7-24
1 hour - 15 hours4316.111.93064.110.8+125
16 hours - 24 hours3484.99.93034.09.2+45
25 hours - 34 hours4786.810.73935.29.5+85
35 hours - 39 hours86012.217.279410.515.8+66
40 hours89212.717.81,04213.817.4-150
41 hours - 48 hours83411.89.589811.910.9-64
49 hours or more2,63637.417.33,22342.719.6-587
Not stated1632.31.71622.12.0+1

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, Western Australia : 4.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Western Australia : 11.9% 16 hours - 24 hours, Western Australia : 9.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Western Australia : 10.7% 35 hours - 39 hours, Western Australia : 17.2% 40 hours, Western Australia : 17.8% 41 hours - 48 hours, Western Australia : 9.5% 49 hours or more, Western Australia : 17.3% Not stated, Western Australia : 1.7% None, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 5.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 6.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 4.9% 25 hours - 34 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 6.8% 35 hours - 39 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 12.2% 40 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 12.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 11.8% 49 hours or more, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 37.4% Not stated, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 2.3%
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, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -24 1 hour - 15 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +125 16 hours - 24 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +45 25 hours - 34 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +85 35 hours - 39 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +66 40 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -150 41 hours - 48 hours, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -64 49 hours or more, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -587 Not stated, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +1
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 Town of Port Hedland's resident workers in 2016 compared to Western Australia 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, 23.6% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 74.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 36.5% and 61.8% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers of the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (37.4% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (6.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (12.7% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (4.9% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Town of Port Hedland decreased by 735 people (12.3%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Town of Port Hedland between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-587 people)
  • 40 hours (-150 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+125 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+85 people)

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