The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

41.3% of the resident workers (All industries) in The Hills Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Current benchmark:
Resident workers hours worked
The Hills Shire Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours10,13910.510.89,26311.610.8+876
16 hours - 24 hours9,4369.810.48,02110.010.4+1,415
25 hours - 34 hours7,7158.010.07,3849.210.5+331
35 hours - 39 hours19,40020.120.413,35016.719.1+6,050
40 hours22,04622.918.718,21222.720.0+3,834
41 hours - 48 hours6,6436.97.47,2469.09.1-603
49 hours or more11,18511.611.513,53216.914.9-2,347
Not stated1,2201.31.71,1261.42.0+94
Total Persons96,465100.0100.080,180100.0100.0+16,285

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 The Hills Shire'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, 37.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 61.4% 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 The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (22.9% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (6.9% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in The Hills Shire increased by 6934 people (13.2%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in The Hills Shire between2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+6,635 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+6,050 persons)
  • 40 hours (+3,834 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-2,347 persons)

The Hills Shire Council

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