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Light Regional Council

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

35.2% of All industries local workers in Light Regional Council are employed part-time and 62.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None1813.73.81413.54.3+40
1 hour - 15 hours51810.712.845711.412.0+61
16 hours - 24 hours4529.310.43779.49.9+75
25 hours - 34 hours55611.513.144211.011.8+114
35 hours - 39 hours73215.120.657414.320.0+158
40 hours81816.915.563916.015.8+179
41 hours - 48 hours61212.69.247711.910.4+135
49 hours or more89018.413.080420.114.5+86
Not stated901.91.6902.21.3--
Total Persons4,849100.0100.04,001100.0100.0+848

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 Light Regional Council in 2016 compared to South Australia within Light Regional Council shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 35.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 62.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.2% respectively for South Australia within Light Regional Council.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (10.7% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.1% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (12.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (18.4% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Light Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+179 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+158 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+135 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+114 local workers)

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