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Sutherland Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

47.3% of the resident workers in Sutherland Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Sutherland Shire 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None3,6133.23.24,2653.93.8-652
1 hour - 15 hours12,39011.010.812,01810.910.4+372
16 hours - 24 hours11,93410.610.411,44410.49.7+490
25 hours - 34 hours11,46910.210.510,3749.49.8+1,095
35 hours - 39 hours18,33916.319.117,36615.718.2+973
40 hours23,57720.920.022,18420.119.4+1,393
41 hours - 48 hours11,37910.19.111,77010.710.0-391
49 hours or more18,42416.314.919,04917.216.4-625
Not stated1,6411.52.01,9941.82.3-353

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, New South Wales : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales : 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales : 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales : 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales : 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales : 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales : 14.9% Not stated, New South Wales : 2.0% None, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 11.0% 16 hours - 24 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 10.6% 25 hours - 34 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 10.2% 35 hours - 39 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 16.3% 40 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 20.9% 41 hours - 48 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 10.1% 49 hours or more, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 16.3% Not stated, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -652 1 hour - 15 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +372 16 hours - 24 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +490 25 hours - 34 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,095 35 hours - 39 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +973 40 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,393 41 hours - 48 hours, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -391 49 hours or more, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -625 Not stated, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -353
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Sutherland Shire's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a similar proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) as well as a similar proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 34.9% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 63.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (16.3% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (10.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (20.9% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.3% compared to 19.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Sutherland Shire increased by 1,350 people (1.9%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Sutherland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+1,393 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,095 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+973 people)
  • None (-652 people)

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