Wollondilly Shire

Resident workers - Hours worked

38.1% of the resident workers (All industries) in Wollondilly Shire work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Wollondilly Shire Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours2,84210.710.82,42810.110.8+414
16 hours - 24 hours2,83710.710.42,2659.410.4+572
25 hours - 34 hours2,5099.510.02,41510.010.5+94
35 hours - 39 hours4,94718.620.44,21317.519.1+734
40 hours4,66917.618.74,71519.620.0-46
41 hours - 48 hours1,9417.37.42,3329.79.1-391
49 hours or more3,50213.211.54,34918.114.9-847
Not stated4831.81.75052.12.0-22
Total Persons26,540100.0100.024,052100.0100.0+2,488

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 Wollondilly Shire's resident workers in 2021 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 41.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.7% 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 Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (10.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (18.6% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (17.6% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (13.2% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Wollondilly Shire decreased by 550 people (-3.5%).

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

  • None (+1,980 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-847 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+734 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+572 persons)

Wollondilly Shire Council

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