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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.2% of the resident workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in South Australia.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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.

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

Resident workers hours worked
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
None1,0774.53.81,3315.34.4-254
1 hour - 15 hours2,96712.412.82,69910.712.0+268
16 hours - 24 hours2,44710.210.42,4319.69.8+16
25 hours - 34 hours2,99112.513.12,85311.311.7+138
35 hours - 39 hours4,04917.020.64,04916.019.80
40 hours3,27013.715.53,63414.415.7-364
41 hours - 48 hours2,3249.79.22,55110.110.2-227
49 hours or more4,24417.813.15,16220.414.5-918
Not stated5072.11.65782.31.9-71

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, South Australia : 3.8% 1 hour - 15 hours, South Australia : 12.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, South Australia : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, South Australia : 13.1% 35 hours - 39 hours, South Australia : 20.6% 40 hours, South Australia : 15.5% 41 hours - 48 hours, South Australia : 9.2% 49 hours or more, South Australia : 13.1% Not stated, South Australia : 1.6% None, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 4.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 12.4% 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 10.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 12.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 17.0% 40 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 13.7% 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 9.7% 49 hours or more, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 17.8% Not stated, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -254 1 hour - 15 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +268 16 hours - 24 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +16 25 hours - 34 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +138 35 hours - 39 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 0 40 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -364 41 hours - 48 hours, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -227 49 hours or more, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -918 Not stated, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -71
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region's resident workers in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a similar proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 39.7% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 58.2% 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 of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (17.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.0% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (13.7% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region decreased by 1,509 people (9.8%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-918 people)
  • 40 hours (-364 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+268 people)
  • None (-254 people)

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