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

interesting! thanks for adding this too ğŸ™‚

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.

Is statuory, meant to be statutory?

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

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!

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