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Rural City of Murray Bridge

Resident workers - Hours worked

38.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in the Rural City of Murray Bridge work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in Victoria.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Rural City of Murray Bridge's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Rural City of Murray Bridge 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
None3273.93.83734.74.4-46
1 hour - 15 hours1,05512.512.889511.212.0+160
16 hours - 24 hours8239.710.47108.99.8+113
25 hours - 34 hours1,09212.913.11,03512.911.7+57
35 hours - 39 hours1,75220.720.61,55619.419.8+196
40 hours1,52118.015.51,32516.615.7+196
41 hours - 48 hours6978.29.27609.510.2-63
49 hours or more1,04012.313.11,14914.414.5-109
Not stated1641.91.62022.51.9-38
Total Persons8,471100.0100.08,005100.0100.0+466

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 Rural City of Murray Bridge'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, 38.9% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.1% 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 Rural City of Murray Bridge and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (18.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (12.3% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Rural City of Murray Bridge increased by 220 people (4.6%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the Rural City of Murray Bridge between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+196 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+196 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+160 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+113 persons)

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