Sutherland Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

44.3% of All industries local workers in Sutherland Shire are employed part-time and 54.1% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Sutherland Shire 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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Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2016
Sutherland Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours10,53915.910.89,76515.910.5+774
16 hours - 24 hours9,04313.610.57,90112.99.8+1,142
25 hours - 34 hours7,90211.910.56,73110.99.9+1,171
35 hours - 39 hours10,55715.919.19,44915.418.3+1,108
40 hours11,60917.520.010,41216.919.6+1,197
41 hours - 48 hours5,2227.99.15,1758.410.1+47
49 hours or more8,53412.814.98,53913.916.6-5
Not stated1,1111.72.01,2402.01.5-129
Total Persons66,431100.0100.061,474100.0100.0+4,957

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 workforce in Sutherland Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales within Sutherland Shire 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, 44.3% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 54.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales within Sutherland Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (15.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (13.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.9% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (17.5% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Sutherland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+1,197 local workers)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,171 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,142 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,108 local workers)

Sutherland Shire Council

economic profile