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Light Regional Council

Resident workers - Hours worked

42.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in Light Regional Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in South Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Light Regional Council 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None2904.03.83094.54.4-19
1 hour - 15 hours90112.312.881611.812.0+85
16 hours - 24 hours6949.510.46869.99.8+8
25 hours - 34 hours94412.913.178411.311.7+160
35 hours - 39 hours1,26417.320.61,10616.019.8+158
40 hours1,18816.315.51,13916.515.7+49
41 hours - 48 hours7269.99.276611.110.2-40
49 hours or more1,18516.213.11,18217.114.5+3
Not stated1141.61.61241.81.9-10
Total Persons7,306100.0100.06,912100.0100.0+394

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Light Regional Council's resident workers in 2016 compared to South 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, 38.7% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.3% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.3% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (16.3% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (16.2% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Light Regional Council increased by 170 people (4.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Light Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+160 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+158 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+85 persons)
  • 40 hours (+49 persons)

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