The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

48.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in The Hills Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for The Hills Shire's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in The Hills Shire 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
The Hills Shire Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours9,26311.610.88,07010.910.4+1,193
16 hours - 24 hours8,02110.010.47,1819.79.7+840
25 hours - 34 hours7,3849.210.56,6309.09.8+754
35 hours - 39 hours13,35016.719.110,93714.818.2+2,413
40 hours18,21222.720.015,61221.119.4+2,600
41 hours - 48 hours7,2469.09.17,50310.110.0-257
49 hours or more13,53216.914.914,15319.116.4-621
Not stated1,1261.42.01,3531.82.3-227
Total Persons80,180100.0100.073,950100.0100.0+6,230

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 Hills Shire'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, 33.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 65.3% 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 The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (9.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.7% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (22.7% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (16.9% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in The Hills Shire increased by 4135 people (8.6%).

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

  • 40 hours (+2,600 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,413 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,193 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+840 persons)

The Hills Shire Council

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