Wollongong City

Local workers - Hours worked - All industries

45.3% of All industries local workers in Wollongong City are employed part-time and 53.4% are employed full-time.

Hours Worked statistics shows the distribution of employment hours in Wollongong City 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 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers hours worked, 2021
Wollongong City - All industries20212016Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
1 hour - 15 hours10,49912.110.810,38613.110.8+113
16 hours - 24 hours10,08411.610.59,44111.910.5+643
25 hours - 34 hours9,69911.210.09,45211.910.5+247
35 hours - 39 hours17,85720.620.415,94220.119.1+1,915
40 hours13,99516.218.713,70417.320.0+291
41 hours - 48 hours6,3377.37.46,7818.69.1-444
49 hours or more8,0029.211.59,31811.814.9-1,316
Not stated1,1801.41.71,3121.72.0-132
Total Persons86,570100.0100.079,225100.0100.0+7,345

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the workforce in Wollongong City in 2021compared to New South Wales within Wollongong City shows that there was a higher proportion who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion who worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 45.3% of the workforce worked part-time (34 hours or less) , and 53.4% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 40.3% and 58.0% respectively for New South Wales within Wollongong City.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not work (10.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked 1 hour - 15 hours (12.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 40 hours (16.2% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked 49 hours or more (9.2% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the hours worked by the All industries workforce in Wollongong City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • None (+6,028 local workers)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+1,915 local workers)
  • 49 hours or more (-1,316 local workers)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+643 local workers)

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