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Normal amount of work days in one year

September 25th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Its often handy to quickly work out exactly how many working days there are in a year.

It’s easy enough to work out with a few simple calculations, and below we show you exactly how to work through this and show examples.

Australia and NZ are very similar however Australia does tend to vary a little between states, so it pays to check carefully.

NZ 4 Weeks Holiday a Year
For those with 4 weeks holiday a year the formula is simple

52 Weeks times 5 days a week = 260 days
Less 20 days annual leave = 240 days
Less 11 statutory holidays = 229 Days a Year

Aus 4 Weeks Holiday a Year

52 Weeks times 5 days a week = 260 days
Less 20 days annual leave = 240 days
Less 11 statutory holidays = 229 Days a Year

Note: Each state is slightly different, you can check out each states statutory holidays here.. http://www.australia.gov.au/Public_Holidays

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tt // Oct 24, 2008 at 7:56 am

    interesting! thanks for adding this too :)

  • 2 x // May 28, 2009 at 8:21 am

    But there are slightly more than 52 weeks in a year. 52 x 7 = 364 and there are 365 or 366 days in a year depending on whether it’s a leap year or not. The number of work days depends on if those extra two days are weekend/holidays or not.

  • 3 Haiden // Sep 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Is statuory, meant to be statutory?

  • 4 Benny // Sep 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

    So how many days a year are worked when working an 8 day on, 6 days off roster?

  • 5 Rob StGeorge // Sep 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I haven’t worked that one out yet, if you feel like crunching the numbers let me know what you come up with and I can add it to the article!

  • 6 ozjh // Dec 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Don’t forget you lose the 2 weeks over xmas / new year which makes it more like 220 days

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