In Tasmania in trend terms, there were 84,200 part-time employed persons in December 2011, or 35.4% of total employed persons. This was the highest proportion of part-time employees of any state or territory.
Of all employed males in Tasmania in December 2011, 19.6% were working part-time, compared to 53.2% of all employed females who were working on a part-time basis.
In Tasmania in December 2011, there were 153,600 full-time employed persons or 300 less than in November 2011 and 1,800 less than in December 2010.
Part-time employed persons are employed persons who usually worked fewer than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and either did so during the reference week or were not at work during the reference week.
Full-time employed persons are employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually working fewer than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
Labour force estimates are derived from the Labour Force Survey component of the Monthly Population Survey. Information is obtained from the occupants of selected dwellings by specially trained interviewers using computer-assisted interviewing.
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