Sutherland Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in Sutherland Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours12,75510.910.812,39011.010.8+365
16 hours - 24 hours12,91811.010.411,93410.610.4+984
25 hours - 34 hours11,0709.410.011,46910.210.5-399
35 hours - 39 hours20,84417.720.418,33916.319.1+2,505
40 hours23,46420.018.723,57720.920.0-113
41 hours - 48 hours9,1157.87.411,37910.19.1-2,264
49 hours or more14,20812.111.518,42416.314.9-4,216
Not stated1,2921.11.71,6411.52.0-349
Total Persons117,444100.0100.0112,766100.0100.0+4,678

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 Sutherland Shire's resident workers in 2021 compared to New South Wales 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, 41.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 57.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (10.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.7% compared to 20.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (20.0% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked Not stated (1.1% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Sutherland Shire decreased by 4088 people (-5.7%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Sutherland Shire between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+8,165 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-4,216 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,505 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-2,264 persons)

Sutherland Shire Council

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