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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Resident workers - Hours worked

53.5% of the resident workers in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None3,7982.93.24,5113.63.8-713
1 hour - 15 hours12,7209.610.811,5579.410.4+1,163
16 hours - 24 hours13,0059.810.411,3059.19.7+1,700
25 hours - 34 hours11,7878.910.510,4888.59.8+1,299
35 hours - 39 hours18,36113.819.116,52213.418.2+1,839
40 hours29,27322.120.025,60320.719.4+3,670
41 hours - 48 hours13,94310.59.114,41511.710.0-472
49 hours or more27,73320.914.927,04221.916.4+691
Not stated2,1021.62.02,1531.72.3-51

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 2.9% 1 hour - 15 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 9.6% 16 hours - 24 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 9.8% 25 hours - 34 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 8.9% 35 hours - 39 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 13.8% 40 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 22.1% 41 hours - 48 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 10.5% 49 hours or more, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 20.9% Not stated, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 1.6%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -713 1 hour - 15 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,163 16 hours - 24 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,700 25 hours - 34 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,299 35 hours - 39 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,839 40 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +3,670 41 hours - 48 hours, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -472 49 hours or more, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +691 Not stated, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -51
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the Sydney Eastern Suburbs's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 31.1% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 67.3% 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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (20.9% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (22.1% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (13.8% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.9% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by 5,728 people (6.9%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+3,670 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,839 people)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,700 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,299 people)

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