Stats reveal a nation of hard workers
■ Australians put in some of the longest working weeks in the world, with one in five doing at least 45 hours.
Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show more than 2 per cent, or 250,000 people, work at least 70 hours a week.
Another 400,000 do between 60 and 69 hours, or at least 12 hours a day over a five-day week.
Miners have the longest working weeks in the nation, with more than a quarter doing 60-69 hours and 17 per cent putting in more than 70 hours.
Far fewer miners work less than 40 hours a week — just 11 per cent of the workforce.
After miners, workers in the agricultural and fishing industries put in some of the longest work days, with more than a third on the job at least 60 hours a week.
Retail, accommodation, education and health have the most part-time workers.
Of 1.2 million people in retail, about 45 per cent do fewer than 29 hours a week.