Wollongong City

Resident workers - Hours worked

34.1% of the resident workers (All industries) in Wollongong City work 40 or more hours, compared to 37.6% in New South Wales.

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

The hours worked by employed people in Wollongong 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
Wollongong City Council - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours11,73112.010.811,20512.710.8+526
16 hours - 24 hours11,12511.310.49,93711.310.4+1,188
25 hours - 34 hours10,33510.510.09,91911.210.5+416
35 hours - 39 hours19,82320.220.417,32319.619.1+2,500
40 hours16,58216.918.716,04618.220.0+536
41 hours - 48 hours7,2547.47.47,9089.09.1-654
49 hours or more9,5629.811.511,16712.714.9-1,605
Not stated1,3041.31.71,4671.72.0-163
Total Persons98,024100.0100.088,250100.0100.0+9,774

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 Wollongong City'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, 44.4% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 54.3% 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 Wollongong City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked None (10.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (16.9% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (9.8% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Wollongong City increased by 777 people (1.5%).

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

  • None (+7,030 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+2,500 persons)
  • 49 hours or more (-1,605 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+1,188 persons)

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