Ever wondered what hours you need to work to be classified as a shift worker?
Shift work is any work that takes place outside of 9 am-5 pm.
It includes afternoon, evening, night, early morning shifts (shifts starting anytime between 4 am-7 am), rotating shifts and split shifts.
Many industries rely on shift workers, with nearly 20% of Australians doing shift work. The most common shift work professions are protective services, transport and healthcare.
Although mining makes up a small percentage of workers in Australia, they have the highest percentage of workers who do shift work and make up a significant percentage of total shift workers.