City of South Perth

Resident workers - Hours worked

46.0% of the resident workers (All industries) in the City of South Perth work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.6% in Western Australia.

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

The hours worked by employed people in City of South Perth 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
City of South Perth - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 2016
None6693.24.09114.34.7-242
1 hour - 15 hours2,75713.311.92,55312.010.8+204
16 hours - 24 hours2,21310.79.92,0799.79.2+134
25 hours - 34 hours2,0339.810.71,8278.69.5+206
35 hours - 39 hours3,24415.617.23,17814.915.8+66
40 hours4,06519.617.84,08119.117.4-16
41 hours - 48 hours2,0459.99.52,45511.510.9-410
49 hours or more3,43816.617.33,95618.519.6-518
Not stated2911.41.73001.42.0-9
Total Persons20,755100.0100.021,340100.0100.0-585

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the City of South Perth's resident workers in 2016 compared to Western 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, 37.0% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 61.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 36.5% and 61.8% respectively for Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.6% compared to 17.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (19.6% compared to 17.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the City of South Perth decreased by 878 people (-6.4%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the City of South Perth between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 49 hours or more (-518 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-410 persons)
  • None (-242 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+206 persons)

City of South Perth

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