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Whyalla District

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.9% of the resident workers in Whyalla District work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in South Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Whyalla District 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
Whyalla District 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
None3714.53.84785.24.4-107
1 hour - 15 hours97011.712.891010.012.0+60
16 hours - 24 hours86310.410.48319.19.8+32
25 hours - 34 hours95311.513.195510.511.7-2
35 hours - 39 hours1,66220.120.61,76919.419.8-107
40 hours1,09513.215.51,27414.015.7-179
41 hours - 48 hours89110.89.294810.410.2-57
49 hours or more1,32216.013.11,73119.014.5-409
Not stated1571.91.62292.51.9-72

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, Whyalla District - All industries: 4.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: 11.7% 16 hours - 24 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: 11.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: 20.1% 40 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: 13.2% 41 hours - 48 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: 10.8% 49 hours or more, Whyalla District - All industries: 16.0% Not stated, Whyalla District - All industries: 1.9%
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, Whyalla District - All industries: -107 1 hour - 15 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: +60 16 hours - 24 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: +32 25 hours - 34 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: -2 35 hours - 39 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: -107 40 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: -179 41 hours - 48 hours, Whyalla District - All industries: -57 49 hours or more, Whyalla District - All industries: -409 Not stated, Whyalla District - All industries: -72
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 Whyalla District'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, 38.1% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.0% 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 Whyalla District and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (16.0% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (10.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (13.2% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.5% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Whyalla District decreased by 752 people (13.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Whyalla District between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-409 people)
  • 40 hours (-179 people)
  • None (-107 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-107 people)

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