City of Sydney

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

23.2% of All industries local workers in the City of Sydney are employed part-time and 75.1% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in the City of Sydney 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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Local workers hours worked, 2016
City of Sydney - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
None14,4632.93.215,2083.63.7-745
1 hour - 15 hours26,6125.310.822,1325.210.5+4,480
16 hours - 24 hours40,5528.110.531,2527.39.8+9,300
25 hours - 34 hours34,0216.810.528,4766.79.9+5,545
35 hours - 39 hours97,60019.619.181,36319.118.3+16,237
40 hours126,87125.520.0100,90323.619.6+25,968
41 hours - 48 hours57,14911.59.153,58312.610.1+3,566
49 hours or more92,86318.614.986,21720.216.6+6,646
Not stated8,3081.72.07,5591.81.5+749
Total Persons498,439100.0100.0426,693100.0100.0+71,746

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 the City of Sydney in 2016 compared to New South Wales within the City of Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 23.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 75.1% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales within the City of Sydney.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in the City of Sydney and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (5.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 25 hours - 34 hours (6.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (25.5% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (18.6% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in the City of Sydney between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+25,968 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+16,237 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+9,300 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (+6,646 local workers)

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