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Wakefield Regional Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

37.1% of local workers in Wakefield Regional Council area are employed part-time and 60.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in RDA Yorke and Mid North 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Wakefield Regional Council area is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for Wakefield Regional Council area.

Local workers hours worked
Wakefield Regional Council area - All industries2016
Hours workedNumber%South Australia %
None1084.03.8
1 hour - 15 hours31111.512.8
16 hours - 24 hours2489.210.4
25 hours - 34 hours33212.313.1
35 hours - 39 hours56020.820.6
40 hours37714.015.5
41 hours - 48 hours2047.69.2
49 hours or more49918.513.0
Not stated542.01.6

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

Local workers hours worked, 2016
Local 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: 13.0% None, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.0% 1 hour - 15 hours, Wakefield Regional Council area: 11.5% 16 hours - 24 hours, Wakefield Regional Council area: 9.2% 25 hours - 34 hours, Wakefield Regional Council area: 12.3% 35 hours - 39 hours, Wakefield Regional Council area: 20.8% 40 hours, Wakefield Regional Council area: 14.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, Wakefield Regional Council area: 7.6% 49 hours or more, Wakefield Regional Council area: 18.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Wakefield Regional Council area in 2016 compared to South Australia 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, 37.1% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 60.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.2% respectively for South Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Wakefield Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who 49 hours or more (18.5% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who 41 hours - 48 hours (7.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who 40 hours (14.0% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who 1 hour - 15 hours (11.5% compared to 12.8%)

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