City of Rockingham

Resident workers - Hours worked

42.7% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Rockingham work 40 or more hours, compared to 42.2% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of Rockingham 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
City of Rockingham - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours7,01011.111.96,17411.311.9+836
16 hours - 24 hours5,9909.510.35,0989.39.9+892
25 hours - 34 hours7,20211.411.65,67810.410.7+1,524
35 hours - 39 hours11,47418.218.09,87918.017.2+1,595
40 hours10,11516.116.79,65617.617.8+459
41 hours - 48 hours5,7569.19.25,48810.09.5+268
49 hours or more11,03117.516.39,54817.417.3+1,483
Not stated1,0621.71.68891.61.7+173
Total Persons63,021100.0100.054,841100.0100.0+8,180

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the City of Rockingham's resident workers in 2021 compared to Western 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, 37.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 60.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 38.2% and 60.2% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (5.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (17.5% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of Rockingham increased by 3805 people (11.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of Rockingham between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,595 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,524 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (+1,483 persons)
  • None (+950 persons)

City of Rockingham

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