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Wollondilly Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

47.4% of the resident workers in Wollondilly Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Wollondilly 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers hours worked
Wollondilly Shire 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
None8303.53.27803.73.8+50
1 hour - 15 hours2,42810.110.81,9949.410.4+434
16 hours - 24 hours2,2659.410.42,0069.49.7+259
25 hours - 34 hours2,41510.010.52,1039.99.8+312
35 hours - 39 hours4,21317.519.13,53716.618.2+676
40 hours4,71519.620.03,93918.519.4+776
41 hours - 48 hours2,3329.79.12,21010.410.0+122
49 hours or more4,34918.114.94,20219.716.4+147
Not stated5052.12.05292.52.3-24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers hours worked, 2016
Resident workers hours worked, 2016 None, New South Wales : 3.2% 1 hour - 15 hours, New South Wales : 10.8% 16 hours - 24 hours, New South Wales : 10.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, New South Wales : 10.5% 35 hours - 39 hours, New South Wales : 19.1% 40 hours, New South Wales : 20.0% 41 hours - 48 hours, New South Wales : 9.1% 49 hours or more, New South Wales : 14.9% Not stated, New South Wales : 2.0% None, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 3.5% 1 hour - 15 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 10.1% 16 hours - 24 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 9.4% 25 hours - 34 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 10.0% 35 hours - 39 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 17.5% 40 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 19.6% 41 hours - 48 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 9.7% 49 hours or more, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 18.1% Not stated, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers hours worked, 2011 to 2016 None, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +50 1 hour - 15 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +434 16 hours - 24 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +259 25 hours - 34 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +312 35 hours - 39 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +676 40 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +776 41 hours - 48 hours, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +122 49 hours or more, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: +147 Not stated, Wollondilly Shire - All industries: -24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by Wollondilly 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, 33.0% of the resident workers worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 64.9% 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 of Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (18.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (17.5% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.4% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, the number of the resident workers working full-time (35 hours or more) in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,721 people (12.4%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers in Wollondilly Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+776 people)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+676 people)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+434 people)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+312 people)

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