Wagga Wagga City

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.9% of the resident workers (All industries) in Wagga Wagga City work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Wagga Wagga City 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
Wagga Wagga City Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours3,66411.010.83,19510.710.8+469
16 hours - 24 hours2,9648.910.42,6889.010.4+276
25 hours - 34 hours3,86811.610.03,23210.810.5+636
35 hours - 39 hours7,64323.020.46,33321.219.1+1,310
40 hours5,66417.018.75,40818.120.0+256
41 hours - 48 hours3,1449.47.42,8449.59.1+300
49 hours or more4,46213.411.54,58015.314.9-118
Not stated5691.71.75161.72.0+53
Total Persons33,287100.0100.029,841100.0100.0+3,446

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 Wagga Wagga City'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, 35.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 62.8% 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 Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked None (3.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (23.0% compared to 20.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (9.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (13.4% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Wagga Wagga City increased by 1748 people (9.1%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,310 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+636 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+469 persons)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (+300 persons)

Wagga Wagga City Council

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