Normal amount of work days in one year

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

6 responses

  1. 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.

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