RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

40.0% of All industries local workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region are employed part-time and 57.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None9754.33.8--04.3--
1 hour - 15 hours2,81612.512.8--012.0--
16 hours - 24 hours2,34910.410.4--09.9--
25 hours - 34 hours2,89812.813.1--011.8--
35 hours - 39 hours3,92917.420.6--020.0--
40 hours3,12013.815.5--015.8--
41 hours - 48 hours2,2039.79.2--010.4--
49 hours or more3,83217.013.0--014.5--
Not stated4802.11.6--01.3--
Total Persons22,602100.0100.0--100.0100.00

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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2016 compared to South Australia within the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 40.0% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 57.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.2% respectively for South Australia within the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.4% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (13.8% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (17.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

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