RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Hours worked

40.3% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Limestone Coast region work 40 or more hours, compared to 46.6% in South Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
RDA Limestone Coast Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None273.53.0354.93.3-8
1 hour - 15 hours9212.010.58311.69.9+9
16 hours - 24 hours8110.68.79813.78.5-17
25 hours - 34 hours10613.910.68411.79.6+22
35 hours - 39 hours14819.320.012918.018.9+19
40 hours11815.420.49112.719.6+27
41 hours - 48 hours719.310.37310.212.1-2
49 hours or more11915.615.912417.317.3-5
Not stated30.40.6000.7+3
Total Persons765100.0100.0717100.0100.0+48

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 Limestone Coast region's resident workers in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 40.0% of the resident workers in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 32.8% and 66.6% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.4% compared to 20.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Limestone Coast region increased by 39 people (9.4%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+27 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+22 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+19 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (-17 persons)

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