Wollongong City

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.8% of the resident workers (All industries) in Wollongong City work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
Wollongong City Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
None3,2783.73.23,8044.63.8-526
1 hour - 15 hours11,20512.710.89,92412.010.4+1,281
16 hours - 24 hours9,93711.310.48,84410.79.7+1,093
25 hours - 34 hours9,91911.210.58,66410.59.8+1,255
35 hours - 39 hours17,32319.619.115,81319.118.2+1,510
40 hours16,04618.220.014,75917.819.4+1,287
41 hours - 48 hours7,9089.09.18,1239.810.0-215
49 hours or more11,16712.714.911,18213.516.4-15
Not stated1,4671.72.01,7372.12.3-270
Total Persons88,250100.0100.082,850100.0100.0+5,400

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 Wollongong City's resident workers in 2016 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, 38.9% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 59.4% 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 Wollongong City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 16 hours - 24 hours (11.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (18.2% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (12.7% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Wollongong City increased by 2567 people (5.1%).

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

  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,510 persons)
  • 40 hours (+1,287 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+1,281 persons)
  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+1,255 persons)

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