1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2007  
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PART-TIME WORKERS

In August quarter 2007, there were 540,100 part-time workers in the Melbourne MSR. From August quarter 2006 to August quarter 2007 total part-time workers decreased by 5,000 persons (-0.9%) in the Melbourne MSR. Females accounted for the majority of part-time workers (69.8%) in the Melbourne MSR. Most part-time workers (78.2%) preferred not to work more hours, and this was more common amongst females than males.


In the Balance of Victoria, the total number of part-time workers in August quarter 2007 was 222,500, an increase of 15,500 persons (7.5%) since August quarter 2006. The majority of these part-time workers (71.1%) preferred not to work more hours. Again this response was more prevalent amongst females than males.

PART-TIME WORKER'S INTENTION: August quarter - 2007
Graph: Part-time worker's intention: August quarter—2007

PART-TIME WORKERS(a), By Sex, Melbourne

2006
2007
Aug
Qtr
Nov
Qtr
Feb
Qtr
May
Qtr
Aug
Qtr

MALES

Preferred not to work more hours ('000)
112.6
110.9
100.0
113.8
116.3
Had actively looked for more hours and were available to start last week ('000)
23.6
15.7
22.9
18.8
17.2
Wanted to work full-time ('000)
16.9
11.7
16.9
14.7
11.6
All part-time workers who preferred to work more hours ('000)
53.5
47.1
57.2
49.4
46.9
Total part-time workers ('000)
166.1
158.0
157.3
163.2
163.1
Proportion of part-time workers preferring to work more hours (%)
32.2
29.8
36.4
30.3
28.7

FEMALES

Preferred not to work more hours ('000)
301.5
303.7
288.7
306.7
305.9
Had actively looked for more hours and were available to start last week ('000)
28.6
25.6
25.9
21.5
22.0
Wanted to work full-time ('000)
13.5
15.2
15.4
10.2
10.6
All part-time workers who preferred to work more hours ('000)
77.5
74.9
75.8
69.1
71.0
Total part-time workers ('000)
379.0
378.6
364.5
375.8
377.0
Proportion of part-time workers preferring to work more hours (%)
20.5
19.8
20.8
18.4
18.8

PERSONS

Preferred not to work more hours ('000)
414.1
414.6
388.7
420.4
422.2
Had actively looked for more hours and were available to start last week ('000)
52.2
41.3
48.7
40.4
39.2
Wanted to work full-time ('000)
30.4
26.9
32.3
25.0
22.2
All part-time workers who preferred to work more hours ('000)
131.0
122.0
133.1
118.5
117.9
Total part-time workers ('000)
545.1
536.6
521.8
538.9
540.1
Proportion of part-time workers preferring to work more hours (%)
24.0
22.7
25.5
22.0
21.8

(a) Civilian population aged 15 years and over.
Source: ABS data available on request, Labour Force Survey.

PART-TIME WORKERS(a), By Sex, Balance of Victoria

2006
2007
Aug
Qtr
Nov
Qtr
Feb
Qtr
May
Qtr
Aug
Qtr

MALES

Preferred not to work more hours ('000)
32.6
37.6
36.6
40.7
41.1
Had actively looked for more hours and were available to work more hours ('000)
9.7
6.8
7.4
7.3
8.7
Wanted to work full-time ('000)
8.7
6.1
6.7
4.7
7.7
All part-time workers who preferred to work more hours ('000)
19.7
18.8
20.6
17.8
23.6
Total part-time workers ('000)
52.3
56.5
57.2
58.5
64.8
Proportion of part-time workers preferring to work more hours (%)
37.6
33.4
36.0
30.4
36.5

FEMALES

Preferred not to work more hours ('000)
115.3
113.2
123.1
111.6
117.2
Had actively looked for more hours and were available to work more hours ('000)
8.6
9.3
15.5
11.2
11.7
Wanted to work full-time ('000)
5.5
6.0
8.9
7.7
7.2
All part-time workers who preferred to work more hours ('000)
39.4
31.8
35.2
42.3
40.6
Total part-time workers ('000)
154.7
145.0
158.2
153.9
157.7
Proportion of part-time workers preferring to work more hours (%)
25.5
21.9
22.2
27.5
25.7

PERSONS

Preferred not to work more hours ('000)
147.9
150.8
159.7
152.3
158.3
Had actively looked for more hours and were available to work more hours ('000)
18.3
16.1
22.9
18.4
20.5
Wanted to work full-time ('000)
14.2
12.1
15.6
12.5
14.9
All part-time workers who preferred to work more hours ('000)
59.1
50.6
55.7
60.1
64.2
Total part-time workers ('000)
207.0
201.4
215.4
212.4
222.5
Proportion of part-time workers preferring to work more hours (%)
28.6
25.1
25.9
28.3
28.9

(a) Civilian population aged 15 years and over.
Source: ABS data available on request, Labour Force Survey.



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