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Adelaide workers least punctual: survey


Adelaide workers are the least punctual in Australia with 41 per cent arriving late to start their shifts, according to analysis by an employee management company.

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The company, Deputy, analysed more than 22,800 shifts in the past six months in Adelaide and found the lowest percentage of local workers arrived early for work, compared to other capital cities.

Forty-one per cent of Adelaide workers arrived an average of eight minutes late to their shift.

Gen Z workers – despite their reputation – arrived earlier on average than their older Gen X and Gen Y colleagues, while women were more reliable than men. Baby Boomers were the earliest starters at work.

“When comparing cities, Brisbane leads the way as the most on time city with 69 per cent of early starters and Adelaide is the least on time city, falling behind Melbourne, Sydney and Perth with only 59 per cent of shift workers arriving early,” said Deputy general manager Kristin Harris.

Industry analysis showed healthcare workers were the most tardy, with 54 per cent arriving late, while 47 per cent of retail workers also missed the start of their shift.

Construction workers were the most on time, with 70 per cent of workers arriving early.


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