Wollondilly Shire

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

34.2% of All industries local workers in Wollondilly Shire are employed part-time and 63.6% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Wollondilly Shire across each industry sector. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in a particular industry depend on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work in the industry;
  • The demands of jobs in the industry and requirement to work overtime;
  • The age and family responsibilities of people working in the industry; and
  • The gender profile of workers in the industry (due to family commitments, females are often more likely to work part-time).

Hours Worked data should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure, Occupation and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Local workers hours worked, 2016
Wollondilly Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
None3663.33.23803.63.7-14
1 hour - 15 hours1,29911.710.81,12010.610.5+179
16 hours - 24 hours1,0609.510.59549.19.8+106
25 hours - 34 hours1,0839.710.51,05710.09.9+26
35 hours - 39 hours2,10418.919.11,54914.718.3+555
40 hours1,90417.120.01,76616.819.6+138
41 hours - 48 hours1,0999.99.11,25811.910.1-159
49 hours or more1,97717.814.92,18920.816.6-212
Not stated2412.22.02622.51.5-21
Total Persons11,133100.0100.010,535100.0100.0+598

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 the workforce in Wollondilly Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales within Wollondilly Shire shows that there was a lower proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 34.2% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 63.6% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 34.9% and 63.1% respectively for New South Wales within Wollondilly Shire.

The major differences between the hours worked by the workforce in Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (11.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 16 hours - 24 hours (9.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (17.1% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (17.8% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Wollondilly Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+555 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-212 local workers)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+179 local workers)
  • 41 hours - 48 hours (-159 local workers)

Wollondilly Shire Council

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