Woollahra Municipal Council area

Resident workers - Hours worked

58.4% of the resident workers (All industries) in Woollahra Municipal Council area work 40 or more hours, compared to 44.1% in New South Wales.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for Woollahra Municipal Council area's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in Woollahra Municipal Council area 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
Woollahra Municipal Council - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
None7382.63.29833.73.8-245
1 hour - 15 hours2,7079.710.82,5659.710.4+142
16 hours - 24 hours2,5229.010.42,2538.59.7+269
25 hours - 34 hours2,3968.610.52,1628.19.8+234
35 hours - 39 hours2,89410.319.12,5289.518.2+366
40 hours5,71720.420.05,03519.019.4+682
41 hours - 48 hours2,95710.69.13,06411.510.0-107
49 hours or more7,67627.414.97,56728.516.4+109
Not stated4021.42.03881.52.3+14
Total Persons28,009100.0100.026,545100.0100.0+1,464

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 Woollahra Municipal Council area's resident workers in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a higher proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 29.9% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 68.7% 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (8.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (10.3% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 41 hours - 48 hours (10.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 49 hours or more (27.4% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in Woollahra Municipal Council area increased by 1050 people (5.8%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in Woollahra Municipal Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 40 hours (+682 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+366 persons)
  • 16 hours - 24 hours (+269 persons)
  • None (-245 persons)

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