RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Yorke Peninsula Council area

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

43.8% of All industries local workers in Yorke Peninsula Council area are employed part-time and 53.9% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Yorke Peninsula Council area 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
Yorke Peninsula Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
None1744.73.81684.34.3+6
1 hour - 15 hours53014.312.854714.112.0-17
16 hours - 24 hours43611.710.43819.89.9+55
25 hours - 34 hours48613.113.147812.311.8+8
35 hours - 39 hours38510.420.641810.720.0-33
40 hours52914.315.557014.615.8-41
41 hours - 48 hours3078.39.23258.310.4-18
49 hours or more77921.013.092123.714.5-142
Not stated862.31.6852.21.3+1
Total Persons3,712100.0100.03,893100.0100.0-181

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 Yorke Peninsula Council area in 2016 compared to South Australia within Yorke Peninsula Council area shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 43.8% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 53.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.1% and 58.2% respectively for South Australia within Yorke Peninsula Council area.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (14.3% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (10.4% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (21.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Yorke Peninsula Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-142 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+55 local workers)
  • 40 hours (-41 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (-33 local workers)

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