1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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EMPLOYEES AND HOURS WORKED BY OCCUPATION

  • From an occupation perspective, Managers continued to work the longest hours, averaging more than 43 hours per week for the last four quarters. Sales workers, Labourers and Community and personal service workers have consistently averaged less than 30 hours a week.
  • Technicians and trades workers, and Machinery operators and drivers, averaging more than 40 hours per week in the May quarter, dropped to an average of 38.1 hours (down 2 hours) and 37 hours (down 4.7 hours) respectively in the August quarter 2009.

5 Number of employees and hours worked(a), by occupation(b): original

Aug 08
May 09
Aug 09

Average weekly hours worked (hours)

Managers
42.4
44.8
43.4
Professionals
37.2
35.1
35.2
Technicians and trades workers
40.0
40.1
38.1
Community and personal service workers
26.7
27.7
27.8
Clerical and administrative workers
30.9
31.0
30.7
Sales workers
27.5
25.8
25.0
Machinery operators and drivers
38.6
41.7
37.0
Labourers
28.9
28.4
27.1
Total
34.7
34.5
33.5

(a) Time series subject to major revisions due to improvements in data estimation methodology.
(b) Data are based on ANZSCO06 Major group
Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003.



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