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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/1994   
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State summary tables


LABOUR FORCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total labour force
'000
1992-93
2,867.0
2,187.8
1,512.5
713.4
831.3
218.3
83.2
161.1
8,574.4
Participation rate
%
1992-93
61.3
62.5
63.8
61.7
64.8
60.1
69.9
72.8
62.6
Male participation rate
%
1992-93
72.6
74.0
75.1
72.8
76.1
71.9
75.6
80.5
73.9
Female participation rate
%
1992-93
50.4
51.5
52.7
51.0
53.6
48.8
62.8
65.5
51.7
Women (of labour force)
%
1992-93
41.8
42.1
41.8
42.1
41.5
41.2
43.3
46.2
41.9


PAID EMPLOYMENT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total employed
'000
1992-93
2,555.3
1,931.2
1,352.8
631.5
746.2
191.8
76.3
148.9
7,633.9
Part-time employed (of total employed)
%
1992-93
22.1
23.7
24.0
26.3
24.8
26.3
19.5
23.1
23.5
Employment/population ratio
%
1992-93
54.6
55.2
57.0
54.6
58.2
52.8
64.1
62.3
55.8
Employed in service industries (of employed)
%
1992-93
26.7
25.5
27.2
30.1
27.4
29.9
34.9
32.7
27.1
Employed in manufacturing industries (of employed)
%
1992-93
14.8
18.1
12.1
15.4
11.0
12.6
4.9
3.6
14.5
Part-time employed who want more hours (of part-time employed)
%
1992-93
27.8
29.9
30.6
31.5
28.0
27.7
24.8
26.3
29.2
Average hours worked per week by full-time workers
hours
1992-93
40.5
39.7
41.3
40.4
40.6
38.6
39.8
38.9
40.3
Average weekly hours of paid overtime per employee
hours
1992-93
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.0
1.2
1.0
*1.5
0.8
1.2


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Trade unionisation rate
%
1992
37.9
41.4
38.1
44.3
37.0
50.5
36.5
39.8
39.6
Working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employees
days
1993
89
169
134
53
51
29
37
77
108


UNEMPLOYMENT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total unemployed
'000
1992-93
311.7
256.6
159.7
81.8
85.1
26.5
6.9
12.2
940.5
Long-term unemployed
'000
1992-93
112.7
100.9
46.6
33.8
26.3
11.3
1.6
3.1
336.3
Unemployment rate
%
1992-93
10.9
11.7
10.6
11.5
10.2
12.1
8.3
7.6
11.0
Youth unemployment rate
%
1992-93
23.2
27.2
23.0
26.7
22.7
26.9
21.3
25.7
24.5
Youth unemployment/population ratio
%
1992-93
12.4
13.9
13.9
15.1
13.8
15.1
9.8
15.4
13.5
Median duration of unemployment
weeks
1992-93
28.2
32.7
21.9
34.6
22.3
35.3
15.8
19.6
27.8


NOT IN LABOUR FORCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Discouraged jobseekers '0001993
47.5
41.7
24.0
11.2
17.0
3.7
*1.2
1.1
147.4





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