Tamworth Regional Council

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.1% of the resident workers (All industries) in Tamworth Regional Council work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Tamworth Regional Council's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Tamworth Regional Council 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Tamworth Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours2,98510.410.82,67610.310.8+309
16 hours - 24 hours2,5458.910.42,3569.110.4+189
25 hours - 34 hours3,39011.810.02,98311.510.5+407
35 hours - 39 hours6,25721.820.45,24520.219.1+1,012
40 hours4,99817.418.74,73218.220.0+266
41 hours - 48 hours2,5628.97.42,4439.49.1+119
49 hours or more4,20014.711.54,10915.814.9+91
Not stated4851.71.75372.12.0-52
Total Persons28,642100.0100.026,007100.0100.0+2,635

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Tamworth Regional Council's resident workers in 2021 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, 35.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.9% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of Tamworth Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (4.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (11.8% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (8.9% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (14.7% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1488 people (9.0%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Tamworth Regional Council between2016 and 2021 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,012 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+407 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+309 persons)
  • None (+294 persons)

Tamworth Regional Council

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