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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.2% of the resident workers in the Limestone Coast region work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in South Australia.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the Limestone Coast region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the Limestone Coast region 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
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
None1,4044.73.81,8156.04.4-411
1 hour - 15 hours3,76712.612.83,75812.512.0+9
16 hours - 24 hours2,8719.610.42,7859.29.8+86
25 hours - 34 hours3,72712.513.13,30110.911.7+426
35 hours - 39 hours5,25617.620.64,85116.119.8+405
40 hours4,34114.515.54,68615.515.7-345
41 hours - 48 hours2,8789.69.23,03710.110.2-159
49 hours or more5,11017.113.15,34017.714.5-230
Not stated5421.81.66012.01.9-59

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, South Australia : 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, South Australia : 12.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, South Australia : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, South Australia : 13.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, South Australia : 20.6% 40 hours, South Australia : 15.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, South Australia : 9.2% 49 hours or more, South Australia : 13.1% Not stated, South Australia : 1.6% None, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 4.7% 1 hour - 15 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 12.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 9.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 12.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 17.6% 40 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 14.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 9.6% 49 hours or more, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 17.1% Not stated, Limestone Coast region - All industries: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -411 1 hour - 15 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +9 16 hours - 24 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +86 25 hours - 34 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +426 35 hours - 39 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +405 40 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -345 41 hours - 48 hours, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -159 49 hours or more, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -230 Not stated, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -59
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 Limestone Coast region'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, 39.4% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.8% 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 of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (17.1% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (4.7% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.6% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.5% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Limestone Coast region decreased by 329 people (1.8%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+426 people)
  • None (-411 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+405 people)
  • 40 hours (-345 people)

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