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
Average weekly hours worked (hours)
|Technicians and trades workers |
|Community and personal service workers |
|Clerical and administrative workers |
|Sales workers |
|Machinery operators and drivers |
|(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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