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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    The Labour Mobility survey provides information on job mobility and job tenure over a twelve month period.

    PURPOSE

    The survey is the only source of data on labour force mobility over a twelve month period and (in conjunction with the Labour Force Experience survey) is a major source of data for analysing the dynamic nature of the labour force.

    SCOPE

    This survey is conducted as part of the Monthly Population Survey, which comprises the Labour Force Survey and, in most months, a supplementary survey topic.

    SCOPE - Labour Force Survey

    The Labour Force Survey includes all persons aged 15 and over except:

    • members of the permanent defence forces;
    • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from census and estimated populations;
    • overseas residents in Australia; and
    • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.

    From July 1993 Jervis Bay Territory is also excluded from the scope of the survey. Before July 1993 it was included in estimates for the Australian Capital Territory.

    SCOPE - Labour Mobility Survey

    The scope for this survey was the same as that used for the Labour Force Survey except that it was restricted to persons who worked at some time during the year prior to the interview. Students at boarding school, visitors to private dwellings, some patients in hospitals and sanatoriums and inmates of reformatories, gaols were excluded.


    This supplementary survey was conducted in both urban and rural areas in all states and territories, but excluded people living in Indigenous communities in very remote parts of Australia.

    COVERAGE - Labour Force Survey

    In the population survey, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection. The chance of a person being enumerated at two separate dwellings in the one survey is considered to be negligible.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    The Labour Mobility topic covers persons aged 15 years and over who had worked at some time during the year prior to interview. It provides information on job mobility and job tenure.

    Main outputs
    POPULATIONS
    Persons who worked at some time during the year ending February 2012.
    Persons who were working at February 2012.
    Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) who had worked with their current employer for one year or more.
    Persons who ceased a job during the year ending February 2012.
    Persons who ceased a job during the year ending February 2012 and were working at February 2012.
    Persons who were working at February 2011.
    Persons who were working at February 2011 and at February 2012.
    Persons who had worked with their current employer/business at February 2012 for one year or more.
    Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) at February 2012 with paid leave entitlements.
    Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) at February 2012 without paid leave entitlements.


    DATA ITEMS
    State or territory of usual residence
    Area of usual residence
    Region of usual residence
    Sex
    Marital status
    Relationship in household
    Country of birth (1)
    Country of birth (2)
    Country of birth and period of arrival
    Age group (years)
    Level of highest educational attainment
    Level of highest non-school qualification
    Highest year of school completed
    Labour force status at February 2012
    Number of employers or businesses in the last 12 months
    Change in work
    Whether changed employer/business in the last 12 months
    Whether working at February 2012
    Status in employment at February 2012
    Full-time or part-time status at February 2012
    Usual weekly hours worked at February 2012
    Employment type at February 2012
    Duration with employer/business at February 2012 (1)
    Duration with employer/business at February 2012 (2)
    Occupation at February 2012
    Industry at February 2012
    Whether changed Minor occupation group (with current employer for one year or more)
    Whether changed Major occupation group (with current employer for one year or more)
    Previous occupation with current employer/business
    Whether changed usual hours worked with current employer/business in the last 12 months - Employees (excluding OMIEs)
    Whether changed usual hours worked with current employer/business in the last 12 months - Owner managers and contributing family workers
    Previous usual weekly hours worked with current employer/business
    Whether entitled to paid sick leave at February 2012
    Whether entitled to paid holiday leave at February 2012
    Whether had paid leave entitlements at February 2012
    Whether promoted with current employer in the last 12 months
    Whether transferred with current employer in the last 12 months
    Whether promoted and/or transferred with current employer in the last 12 months
    Reason for ceasing last job
    Usual weekly hours worked in last job
    Employment type in last job
    Duration of last job
    When began last job
    Whether changed Major occupation group (last to current employer/business)
    Whether changed Minor occupation group (last to current employer/business)
    Whether changed industry Division (last to current employer/business)
    Whether changed industry Subdivision (last to current employer/business)
    Whether changed employment type (last to current employer/business)
    Whether changed usual hours worked (last to current employer/business)
    Occupation of last job
    Industry of last job
    Whether entitled to paid sick leave in last job
    Whether entitled to paid holiday leave in last job
    Whether had paid leave entitlements in last job
    Whether working at February 2011
    Usual weekly hours worked at February 2011
    Employment type at February 2011
    Whether changed Minor occupation group (February 2011 and February 2012)
    Whether changed Major occupation group (February 2011 and February 2012)
    Whether changed industry Subdivision (February 2011 and February 2012)
    Whether changed industry Division (February 2011 and February 2012)
    Whether changed employment type (February 2011 and February 2012)
    Whether changed usual hours worked (February 2011 and February 2012)
    Occupation at February 2011
    Industry at February 2011
    Whether entitled to paid sick leave at February 2011
    Whether entitled to paid holiday leave at February 2011
    Whether has paid leave entitlements at February 2011

    Classifications

    Demographics: State, Area, Region, Sex, Marital Status, Relationship in Household, Period of Arrival and Age.

    Country of Birth: The Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), 1998

    Occupation: Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO )

    Industry: Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006

    Educational attainment: Australian Bureau of Statistics Classification of Qualifications (ABSCQ) until 2001, then the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001 (cat.no. 1272.0).

    Other concepts (summary)

    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT
    Part of State Metropolitan
    Part of State Extra-Metropolitan

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Not all data available for all areas.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    2 Yearly

    Frequency comments

    Similar surveys were conducted in November 1972, February 1975 and February 1976, and then annually from February 1979 to February 1992 and then in February 1994, February 1996, February 1998 and February 2000.

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    First conducted - November 1972

    February 1975

    February 1976

    Annually from 1979 to February 1992

    Two yearly from February 1992

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    Publication Labour Mobility, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 6209.0)

    The ABS has a range of other data available on request.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    04/09/2012 01:36 PM



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