EMPLOYEES AND HOURS WORKED BY OCCUPATION
- From an occupation perspective, Managers have consistently worked the longest hours, averaging more than 43 hours per week for the last three quarters. In addition, Machinery operators and drivers, and Technicians and trades workers averaged more than 40 hours per week in the May quarter 2009. In contrast, Sales workers, Labourers and Community and personal service workers averaged less than 30 hours a week.
- Professionals and Sales workers, Labourers and Clerical and administrative workers all recorded small decreases in the average hours worked in the May quarter while Community and personal service workers and Managers recorded small increases.
5 Employees Average Weekly 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) Timeseries 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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