RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Local workers - Hours worked - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

37.8% of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services local workers in the Limestone Coast region are employed part-time and 61.7% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None212.93.0213.33.3--
1 hour - 15 hours7811.010.57011.29.9+8
16 hours - 24 hours7210.18.78112.98.5-9
25 hours - 34 hours9813.810.66810.89.6+30
35 hours - 39 hours14820.820.113621.718.9+12
40 hours10915.320.48613.719.7+23
41 hours - 48 hours7110.010.36510.412.1+6
49 hours or more11115.615.69815.617.2+13
Not stated40.60.620.30.7+2
Total Persons712100.0100.0627100.0100.0+85

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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia within the Limestone Coast 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, 37.8% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 61.7% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 32.9% and 66.5% respectively for South Australia within the Limestone Coast region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (10.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (13.8% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (20.8% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (15.3% compared to 20.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+30 local workers)
  • 40 hours (+23 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (+13 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+12 local workers)

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