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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Resident workers - Hours worked

53.5% of the resident workers (All industries) in 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers hours worked
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
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
Total Persons132,722100.0100.0123,596100.0100.0+9,126

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 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 in All industries 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 (All industries) of Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by 5728 people (6.9%).

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

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

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