Willoughby City

Resident workers - Hours worked

52.0% of the resident workers (All industries) in Willoughby City work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Willoughby 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Willoughby City Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
1 hour - 15 hours3,72610.310.83,2929.810.4+434
16 hours - 24 hours3,65210.110.43,2359.69.7+417
25 hours - 34 hours3,0928.510.52,8118.49.8+281
35 hours - 39 hours5,44415.019.14,53113.518.2+913
40 hours8,49323.420.07,35621.919.4+1,137
41 hours - 48 hours3,64310.09.13,65110.810.0-8
49 hours or more6,75918.614.97,04520.916.4-286
Not stated5351.52.05471.62.3-12
Total Persons36,317100.0100.033,655100.0100.0+2,662

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 Willoughby City'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, 31.5% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 67.0% 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 Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (15.0% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (23.4% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (18.6% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Willoughby City increased by 1756 people (7.8%).

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

  • 40 hours (+1,137 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+913 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+434 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+417 persons)

Willoughby City Council

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