Overtime equivalent to 68 000 full-time jobs
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Labour force survey, overtime2005



Overtime equivalent to 68 000 full-time jobs

In the second quarter of 2005, 21 per cent of full-time employees worked overtime. The figure is 24 per cent for men and 17 per cent for women. The amount of overtime equals 68 000 full-time jobs, or 4.7 per cent of all man-weeks by employees working full-time.

The proportion of people working overtime was highest in financial intermediation (31 per cent), wholesale trade (30 per cent), and oil and gas extraction (29 per cent), and lowest in education, health and social work, public administration and defence (13-16 per cent).

Overtime is defined as working hours which exceed the agreed working hours for full-time employees and carried out during the survey week. 60 per cent of the overtime was paid overtime, 22 per cent was credited as time off in lieu, and 17 per cent was without any compensation.

The amount of overtime work increases with education. Among full-time employees with university or university college education, 25 per cent worked overtime, compared with 19 per cent of employees with lower education levels.

Labour Force Survey, Q2 2005.