RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

40.3% of the resident workers (All industries) in Port Pirie Regional Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.7% in South Australia.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Port Pirie Regional Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Port Pirie Regional Council area 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 Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None2604.03.82704.14.4-10
1 hour - 15 hours86413.312.888813.412.0-24
16 hours - 24 hours74111.410.469310.59.8+48
25 hours - 34 hours83112.813.175411.411.7+77
35 hours - 39 hours1,05516.220.61,06616.119.8-11
40 hours92814.315.594114.215.7-13
41 hours - 48 hours77711.99.285913.010.2-82
49 hours or more91414.113.196614.614.5-52
Not stated1352.11.61812.71.9-46
Total Persons6,505100.0100.06,618100.0100.0-113

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 Port Pirie Regional Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 41.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.5% 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.2% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (14.3% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (11.9% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Port Pirie Regional Council area decreased by 158 people (-4.1%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Port Pirie Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-82 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+77 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-52 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+48 persons)

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