The Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census results have revealed the patterns and trends in the current Australian workforce.

The labour force has grown from 2011 to 2016 to a total population of more than 11 million. The majority of the labour force in Australia are employed full time, which is almost double the amount of people in part time work.

According to the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, 56 per cent of women in Australia were employed in 2016 and 65 per cent of men were employed. These figures are drastically different to those 50 years ago in the 1966 Census when 83 per cent of men were employed and only 34 per cent of women.

The majority of employed males and females work an average of 35-40 hours of paid work per week.

When it comes to unpaid work each week, women in full time employment are twice as likely to do at least 15 hours of unpaid domestic work than men.

For more insights into Australia’s workforce, visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics website here.