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RDA BGLAP Region

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

42.6% of All industries local workers in RDA BGLAP Region are employed part-time and 55.8% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in RDA BGLAP Region 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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Local workers hours worked, 2016
RDA BGLAP Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None8383.63.88584.04.3-20
1 hour - 15 hours3,31714.212.82,92513.612.0+392
16 hours - 24 hours2,57211.010.42,33010.89.9+242
25 hours - 34 hours3,24013.813.12,68712.511.8+553
35 hours - 39 hours3,75216.020.63,13314.620.0+619
40 hours3,69515.815.53,49416.315.8+201
41 hours - 48 hours2,2999.89.22,31910.810.4-20
49 hours or more3,30014.113.03,34415.614.5-44
Not stated3871.71.63961.81.3-9
Total Persons23,400100.0100.021,486100.0100.0+1,914

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 the workforce in RDA BGLAP Region in 2016 compared to South Australia within RDA BGLAP Region 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, 42.6% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 55.8% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.2% respectively for South Australia within RDA BGLAP Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.2% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.0% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (14.1% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in RDA BGLAP Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+619 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+553 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+392 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+242 local workers)

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