RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

38.7% of All industries local workers in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region are employed part-time and 59.4% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None1,0483.83.81,2074.44.3-159
1 hour - 15 hours3,22311.612.83,07911.312.0+144
16 hours - 24 hours2,7489.910.42,6019.59.9+147
25 hours - 34 hours3,69613.413.13,47312.711.8+223
35 hours - 39 hours5,04318.220.64,39216.120.0+651
40 hours4,56916.515.54,43016.215.8+139
41 hours - 48 hours2,3868.69.22,6089.610.4-222
49 hours or more4,43716.013.04,88917.914.5-452
Not stated5291.91.66232.31.3-94
Total Persons27,679100.0100.027,302100.0100.0+377

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 workforce in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region in 2016 compared to South Australia within the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 38.7% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 59.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.2% respectively for South Australia within the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.6% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.2% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (16.5% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (16.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+651 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-452 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+223 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-222 local workers)

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