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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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State summary tables

LABOUR FORCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Total labour force'0002000-2001
3,231
2,455
1,843
730
1,001
220
99
177
9,755
Females (of total labour force)%2000-2001
43.7
43.8
44.3
43.9
43.6
43.9
43.9
47.3
43.9
Participation rate%2000-2001
62.4
63.8
65.1
60.4
66.8
59.1
70.1
72.9
63.7
Male participation rate%2000-2001
71.3
73.3
73.2
69.3
75.4
68.1
75.4
78.6
72.5
Female participation rate%2000-2001
53.7
54.8
57.1
52.0
58.2
50.6
64.3
67.5
55.2
Females in the labour force with children aged 0-4 years (of all females with children aged 0-4 years)%2001
50.4
49.2
50.5
49.0
46.2
47.0
57.1
60.7
49.8
Standardised participation rate%2000-2001
63.7
64.9
65.4
63.4
65.9
61.8
62.5
69.7
64.5
Participation rate of persons aged 15-19 years%2000-2001
57.4
58.5
65.2
60.1
63.3
58.3
54.1
63.9
60.1
Participation rate of persons aged 20-24 years%2000-2001
81.7
82.5
83.7
82.7
81.9
81.0
71.2
84.3
82.3
Median age of male labour forceyears2000-2001
38.1
37.8
37.9
38.3
38.0
38.7
37.3
37.2
38.0
Median age of female labour forceyears2000-2001
36.7
36.8
36.7
37.9
37.1
38.1
35.9
36.9
36.9

EMPLOYED PEOPLE

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

Total employed'0002000-2001
3,051
2,307
1,695
678
937
201
93
169
9,130
Employment population ratio%2000-2001
58.9
60.0
59.9
56.1
62.5
54.0
66.1
69.5
59.6
Proportion of the total population in work%2000-2001
46.9
48.1
47.1
45.2
49.4
42.8
47.4
54.2
47.4
Part-time work
    Part-time workers (of total employed)
%2000-2001
25.0
26.9
27.4
29.3
28.4
31.1
21.9
25.7
26.7
    Male part-time workers (of total male employed)
%2000-2001
12.8
13.6
13.4
14.5
13.7
14.6
15.0
15.1
13.4
    Female part-time workers (of total females employed)
%2000-2001
40.7
44.7
44.9
47.8
47.3
51.5
30.6
37.2
43.6
    Female part-time workers (of total part-time employed)
%2000-2001
71.5
71.7
73.0
72.4
73.0
74.0
62.0
69.3
71.9
    Average hours worked per week by part-time workers
hours2000-2001
15.9
15.3
16.1
16.2
15.4
15.4
16.9
15.6
15.8
    Part-time workers who prefer more hours (of all part-time employed)
%2000-2001
21.5
23.8
28.6
27.5
23.7
27.5
18.9
22.8
24.3
    Part-time workers who worked 15 hours or less per week (of all part-time employed)
%2000-2001
48.3
51.8
48.7
47.9
51.5
51.4
37.0
50.0
49.6
Full-time work
    Average hours worked per week by full-time workers
hours2000-2001
40.6
40.3
41.5
40.6
40.9
40.3
40.4
38.4
40.7
    Full-time workers working 50 hours or more per week (of all full-time employed)
%2000-2001
23.4
23.0
26.5
23.1
25.3
22.8
23.4
18.8
23.9
Males employed without leave entitlements (of all male employees)%2001
21.9
21.6
28.9
24.3
23.3
22.8
20.8
21.8
23.5
Females employed without leave entitlements (of all female employees)%2001
28.2
29.3
36.4
37.4
33.7
36.4
28.3
23.7
31.9
Employees without leave entitlements (of all employees)%2001
24.9
25.2
32.5
30.5
28.3
29.3
24.4
22.7
27.5
Employers and own account workers (of total employed)%2000-2001
12.3
12.1
15.3
14.7
14.9
15.2
8.2
8.4
13.2
Industry
Employed in service industries (of total employed)%2000-2001
75.1
71.9
73.8
71.7
71.8
72.5
80.8
89.5
73.7
Employed in manufacturing industries (of total employed)%2000-2001
11.9
16.1
10.8
13.7
10.0
11.3
4.4
3.1
12.5
Sector
Private sector employees (of all employees)%2001
80.8
83.5
78.3
78.6
80.3
73.8
69.3
56.3
80.0
Employed in small business (of all private sector employed)%2000
48.3
43.3
47.8
46.0
50.8
51.5
54.1
55.4
47.2
Occupation
Employed in highest skill (ASCO Skill Level 1) occupations%2001
26.4
27.4
22.4
24.4
23.2
22.6
22.7
36.7
25.5
Employed in lowest skill (ASCO Skill Level 5) occupations%2001
18.8
18.8
21.4
21.8
19.6
21.8
21.9
13.5
19.6
Females (of all employed in highest skill (ASCO Skill Level 1) occupations)%2001
42.2
42.7
43.5
41.6
41.1
43.7
51.3
44.1
42.5

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Trade union membership%2001
26.4
24.3
22.9
26.4
19.5
30.9
19.4
21.5
24.5
Median age of trade union membersyears2001
40
39
40
41
42
40
41
41
40
Working days lost due to industrial disputes (per 1,000 employees)days2001
62
65
38
27
32
7
2
3
50

UNEMPLOYMENT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Total unemployed'0002000-2001
179.9
147.9
147.2
52.8
64.6
19.0
5.6
8.4
625.5
Long-term unemployed (of total unemployed)%2000-2001
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
23.4
Unemployment rate%2000-2001
5.6
6.0
8.0
7.2
6.5
8.7
5.6
4.7
6.4
Male unemployment rate%2000-2001
5.9
6.0
8.2
7.9
6.9
9.8
6.6
5.4
6.7
Female unemployment rate%2000-2001
5.2
6.0
7.8
6.3
5.9
7.2
4.4
3.9
6.0
Unemployment rate - capital city%2000-2001
4.9
6.0
7.7
7.8
6.6
9.2
5.8
4.9
6.1
Unemployment rate - balance of State and Territories%2000-2001
7.5
7.0
8.7
6.5
6.7
8.9
n.a.
n.a.
7.7
Median duration of unemployment - malesweeks2000-2001
19.0
18.0
18.0
29.0
14.0
41.0
12.0
17.0
19.0
Median duration of unemployment - femalesweeks2000-2001
13.0
12.0
14.0
16.0
10.0
20.0
8.0
10.0
13.0
Retrenchment rate%2000
3.6
3.2
5.4
3.5
5.1
3.3
6.0
2.9
4.0
Male retrenchment rate%2000
4.3
3.3
6.4
3.9
5.9
3.6
7.0
4.1
4.6
Female retrenchment rate%2000
2.8
3.1
4.1
3.1
4.0
2.9
5.1
1.6
3.2
Unemployed looking for full-time work
    Persons aged 15-19 years (of all persons aged 15-19)
%2000-2001
4.6
3.7
6.7
5.6
5.5
7.3
4.9
3.9
5.0
    Persons aged 20-24 years (of all persons aged 20-24)
%2000-2001
5.3
5.9
8.4
6.8
6.9
9.1
5.1
4.5
6.4
Labour force underutilisation
Extended labour force underutilisation rate%2001
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.

NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Marginally attached'0002000
271.6
197.6
159.9
69.5
80.4
29.3
*4.6
10.9
823.9
Discouraged jobseekers'0002000
38.6
28.0
18.9
6.5
9.4
*3.4
**0.9
**0.8
106.5

TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Participation rate of males aged 55-59 years%2000-2001
70.8
76.1
70.8
68.3
76.5
61.6
81.2
79.0
72.4
Participation rate of females aged 55-59 years%2000-2001
46.8
47.2
49.6
44.5
55.2
39.0
58.5
59.2
48.1
Participation rate of males aged 60-64 years%2000-2001
43.7
50.1
48.1
43.3
51.7
41.6
45.3
56.1
46.9
Participation rate of females aged 60-64 years%2000-2001
18.6
21.3
26.2
19.8
23.9
22.1
30.5
29.0
21.5
Persons retired from full-time work (of all persons aged 50-64 years)%1997
44.0
47.2
44.1
47.6
44.3
48.5
20.6
36.4
45.0

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory refer to mainly urban areas only.

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June except: labour force participation of females with children (June); casual employment and private sector employment (August).occupation and trade union membership (August); working days lost due to industrial disputes (year ending 31 December); retrenchment (February); extended labour force underutilisation; not in the labour force data (September); and retirement data (October/November).



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