Australian Bureau of Statistics
Work Patterns of Women, Victoria
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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Work Patterns of Women was conducted in October 1991 in Victoria as a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey. The target population was women aged 15-69 years inclusive, excluding full-time students. The survey details their labour force status, breaks in employment in past 16 years and reasons, occupation, superannuation fund membership, reasons for not returning to work after a break (of three months or more), and activities of those not employed since 1975.
Explore the work patterns of women. Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria - Women's Policy Coordination Unit, Department of Labour, Victoria, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Office of the Status of Women, Victoria, Office of Ethnic Affairs, Victoria, welfare groups, women's groups, education sector and market researchers were interested in the survey's output.
The survey collects information by face-to-face interview from female usual residents of private dwellings in Victoria aged 15 to 69, excluding full-time students. Private dwellings are houses, flats, home units, caravans, garages, tents and other structures that are used as places of residence at the time of interview. Long-stay caravan parks are also included. These are distinct from special dwellings which include hotels, boarding schools, boarding houses and institutions. Residents of special dwellings are excluded.
The survey also excludes households which contain members of non-Australian defence forces stationed in Australia and diplomatic personnel of overseas governments.
The target population is women aged 15-69 years usually resident in Victoria in October 1991, excluding full-time students. The target population is divided into women who have been employed in Australia since 1975, and those who have not. Women who have been employed in Australia since 1975 are then divided into women who have had a break from employment (of three months or more) since 1975, and those who have not. Women who have had a break from employment since 1975 are then divided into women currently on a break from employment (of three months or more), women who left employment less than three months ago, and women currently employed. The total "women currently employed" category is composed on women who have not had a break from employment since 1975, and those who have had a break and are currently employed.
Women aged 15 to 69 years in Victoria, excluding full-time students: labour force status by age, marital status, whether responsible for children under 12 years since 1975, country of birth, highest qualification and area of usual residence (Melbourne or Balance of Victoria Major Statistical Regions)
Women aged 15 to 69 years in Victoria, excluding full-time students, employed at some time since 1975: number of breaks by age, marital status, whether responsible for children under 12 years since 1975, country of birth, area of usual residence (statistical region) and labour force status
Women aged 15 to 69 years in Victoria, excluding full-time students, currently employed:
number of breaks and family relationship by sector (private, public), full-time / part-time status, permanent / casual status, whether member of a union, whether belong to a superannuation or retirement scheme and highest qualification
Women aged 15 to 69 years in Victoria, excluding full-time students, who had a break from employment at any time since 1975: whether returned to employment by type of leave taken during most recent break by reason for taking the break
Women aged 15 to 69 years in Victoria, excluding full-time students, who have not been employed in Australia since 1975: current activities by age, marital status and country of birth
Australian Standard Geographical Classification (statistical regions)
Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (major groups)
Age (10 year groups from 15 to 69 years)
ABS Classification of Qualifications
Labour force status
Other concepts (summary)
Comments and/or Other Regions
A one-off survey, in the field October 1991, which utilised the Monthly Population Survey sample for that month.
Data availability comments
Once off survey as part of the Victorian State Supplementary Survey . Results published in "Work Patterns of Women, Victoria" (ABS Cat. No. 6204.2)
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This page last updated 11 September 2008