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Berri Barmera Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Berri Barmera Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in South Australia.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Berri Barmera Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Berri Barmera Council area 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 Murraylands and Riverland - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None1563.63.82004.64.4-44
1 hour - 15 hours46710.812.847911.112.0-12
16 hours - 24 hours3999.310.443210.09.8-33
25 hours - 34 hours63114.613.155912.911.7+72
35 hours - 39 hours85419.820.674517.219.8+109
40 hours76017.615.573917.115.7+21
41 hours - 48 hours3718.69.23949.110.2-23
49 hours or more58813.613.166915.514.5-81
Not stated852.01.61092.51.9-24
Total Persons4,311100.0100.04,326100.0100.0-15

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 Berri Barmera Council area'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, 38.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.7% 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 (All industries) of the Berri Barmera Council area and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (10.8% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.6% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (17.6% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Berri Barmera Council area increased by 26 people (1.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the Berri Barmera Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+109 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-81 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+72 persons)
  • None (-44 persons)

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