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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/1998   
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State summary tables


LABOUR FORCE

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

Total labour force '0001996-97
3,049
2,303
1 708
730
918
221
89
168
9,186
Participation rate%1996-97
62.2
63.7
64.5
61.9
66.2
59.8
69.6
72.0
63.5
Male participation rate%1996-97
72.4
73.8
74.3
71.0
76.3
70.4
75.5
78.8
73.4
Female participation rate %1996-97
52.3
54.0
55.0
53.1
56.1
49.5
63.5
65.4
53.9
Women (of total labour force)%1996-97
42.8
43.3
43.0
43.7
42.7
42.1
45.1
46.3
43.1

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June.

PAID WORK

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

Total employed '0001996-97
2,806
2,093
1,545
661
849
197
84
155
8,389
Part-time employed (of total employed)%1996-97
23.4
25.6
25.4
28.7
26.2
28.6
23.1
24.8
25.1
Male part-time employed (of total male employed)%1996-97
10.0
11.8
11.8
13.2
11.3
12.5
13.0
13.2
11.7
Female part-time employed (of total female employed)%1996-97
28.4
43.5
43.4
48.3
46.4
50.3
35.5
38.1
42.9
Part-time employed who prefer more hours (of part-time employed) %1996-97
24.4
26.1
29.2
29.8
24.0
29.4
20.0
28.8
26.3
Average hours worked per week by full-time workershours1996-97
40.7
41.0
41.5
41.1
41.7
39.7
41.7
39.0
41.0
Average weekly hours of paid overtime per employeehours1997
1.1
1.2
0.9
1.0
1.2
0.8
1.3
0.6
1.1
Employed in service industries (of total employed)%1996-97
73.2
70.8
72.5
70.4
70.3
71.1
82.0
89.1
72.3
Employed in manufacturing industries (of total employed)%1996-97
13.7
17.1
11.1
14.9
10.2
12.7
3.6
3.1
13.5
Employment/population ratio%1996-97
57.2
57.9
58.4
56.0
61.2
53.4
65.6
66.3
58.0

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June except: average weekly hours of paid overtime (year ending 31 December).

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

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

Trade union membership%1997
31.2
29.1
30.9
34.3
23.4
39.4
31.4
30.4
30.3
Working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employeesdays1997
64
115
71
15
85
35
7
15
74

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June except: working days lost due to industrial disputes (year ending 31 December);and trade union membership (August).

UNEMPLOYMENT

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

Total unemployed '0001996-97
243.1
209.8
163.1
69.6
69.0
23.6
5.0
13.3
796.5
Long-term unemployed'0001996-97
74.8
70.2
39.2
22.8
14.3
7.9
0.8
3.0
233.1
Unemployment rate %1996-97
8.0
9.1
9.6
9.5
7.5
10.7
5.7
7.9
8.7
Teenage unemployment rate %1996-97
19.7
21.4
22.4
23.7
17.4
24.6
14.0
25.8
20.9
Teenage unemployment/population ratio %1996-97
11.3
12.2
14.0
14.0
11.5
13.9
7.5
15.4
12.3
Median duration of unemploymentweeks1996-97
20.3
23.5
15.9
23.8
12.3
23.3
9.3
17.1
19.8

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June.

NOT IN LABOUR FORCE

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

Marginally attached '0001997
284.5
219.5
170.7
77.1
83.6
29.4
9.3
16.2
890.5
Discouraged jobseekers '0001997
39.3
32.4
18.6
10.2
10.8
4.2
0.9
1.9
118.4

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June except not in the labour force data (September).

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