6209.5 - Labour Mobility and Intentions, Western Australia, Oct 2008  
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APPENDIX


POPULATIONS AND DATA ITEMS

Scoping of the population selected for the survey.


Populations

All persons aged 15 years and over as at October 2008, excluding persons permanently unable to work or persons aged 65 years and over and permanently not intending to work.

All persons aged 15 years and over who moved to Western Australia for work purposes within the three years ending October 2008.

All persons aged 15 years and over who were working, either for an employer or in their own business in October 2008.

All persons aged 15 years and over who were working, either for an employer or in their own business in October 2008, who had a post school educational qualification.

All employed persons aged 15 years and over who in October 2008 were usual residents of the Perth metropolitan area.

All persons aged 15 years and over who were working for an employer in October 2008.

All persons aged 15 years and over who were working for an employer and who had been in their current job for less than two years in October 2008.

All persons aged 15 years and over who were currently not working, either unemployed and looking for work or not in the labour force in October 2008.

All persons aged 15 years and over who were currently not working and who had ceased a job in the two years ending October 2008.

Persons who intend to leave their current job.

Persons who intend to study for work related reasons.


ADDITIONAL DATA AVAILABLE

In addition to the statistics provided in this publication, the ABS can produce customised tabulations on request. Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, tabulations can be produced from the survey by cross-classifying any of the following data items for the relevant survey populations.


DATA ITEMS

Data variables used in the survey.


Household statistical area

Place of usual residence

      Perth metropolitan area
      Remainder WA


Sex

Males

Females


Age

Age categories
      15-19
      20-24 25-29
      30-34 35-39
      40-44 45-49
      50-54 55+


Household characteristics

Marital status

Married (including defacto/partner)

Not married

Relationship in household

Family member
      Husband, wife or partner
          With dependents
          Without dependents

Lone parent
      With dependents
      Without dependents

Dependent student

Non-dependent child

Other related individual

Non-family member
      Lone person
      Not living alone

Relationship not determined

Household type

Person living alone

Couple only

Couple with children
      Couple with children aged 0-14
      Couple with children aged 0-14, and 15 and over
      Couple with children aged 15 and over

Lone parent with children
      Lone parent with children aged 0-14
      Lone parent with children aged 0-14, and 15 and over
      Lone parent with children aged 15 and over

All other households


Household size

Lone person

Two person

Three person

Four or more persons


Migration to WA

Migration from
      Interstate
      Overseas

Whether person came to Western Australia for job opportunities

Intention to remain in Western Australia
      Less than three years
      Three or more years


Educational Qualifications

Highest year of primary or secondary schooling completed
      Year 12 or equivalent
      Year 11 or equivalent
      Year 10 or equivalent
      Year 9 or equivalent
      Year 8 or equivalent
      Never attended school

Level of highest educational attainment
      Higher degree
      Postgraduate diploma
      Bachelor degree
      Advanced Diploma/Diploma
      Certificate III/IV
      Certificate I/II
      Certificate - level not determined
      Year 12
      Year 11
      Year 10 or below

Main field of study for the qualification
      Natural and Physical Sciences
      Information Technology
      Engineering and Related Technologies
      Architecture and Building
      Agriculture Environmental and Related Studies
      Health
      Education
      Management and Commerce
      Society and Culture
      Creative Arts
      Food Hospitality and Personal Services

Highest qualification completion date
      Before 1998
      1998 or later date


Labour Force status

Labour Force status at October 2008
      Employed
      Unemployed
      Not in labour force


Current job characteristics

Employment type at October 2008
      Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises)
      Employers
          Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
          Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
      Own account workers
      Contributing family workers

Number of employees of the business
      None
      Less than 20
      20 or more
      Don't know

Whether person is currently working in field of highest qualification

Main reason for not working in field of qualification
      No jobs available in field
      Laid off
      Sought better pay
      Lack of career prospects
      Dissatisfied with job
      Wanted a change
      Family, personal or ill health
      Other

How long worked in current job (for an employer)
      Two years or more
      Less than two years

How long worked in current job (own business)
      Two years or more
      Less than two years

Work location - Time Perth residents spent working outside metropolitan area
      All the time
      Most of the time
      Some of the time
      None of the time

Occupation at October 2008
      Managers
      Professionals
      Technicians and Trades workers
      Community and Personal Service workers
      Clerical and Administrative workers
      Sales workers
      Machinery Operators and Drivers
      Labourers
      Not known

Industry at October 2008
      Agriculture, forestry and fishing
      Mining
      Manufacturing
      Electricity, gas, water and waste services
      Construction
      Wholesale trade
      Retail trade
      Accommodation and Food services
      Transport, Postal and Warehousing
      Information Media and Telecommunications
      Financial and insurance Services
      Rental, Hiring and Real Estate services
      Professional, Scientific and Technical services
      Public Administration and Safety
      Education and Training
      Health Care and Social Assistance
      Arts and recreation services
      Other services
      Not known

Whether the employer/own business provides a service in
      Mining operation
      Mining support activity
      Neither
      Don't know

Previous job characteristics

Employment status
      Employees who changed jobs within the past two years
      Not working (Unemployed or NILF persons) had left a job, business or farm in the past two years

Previous employment type
      Employee
      Self employed
      Not known

Occupation of previous job
      Managers
      Professionals
      Technicians and Trades workers
      Community and Personal Service workers
      Clerical and Administrative workers
      Sales workers
      Machinery Operators and Drivers
      Labourers
      Not known

Industry of previous job
      Agriculture, forestry and fishing
      Mining
      Manufacturing
      Electricity, gas, water and waste services
      Construction
      Wholesale trade
      Retail trade
      Accommodation and Food services
      Transport, Postal and Warehousing
      Information Media and Telecommunications
      Financial and insurance Services
      Rental, Hiring and Real Estate services
      Professional, Scientific and Technical services
      Public Administration and Safety
      Education and Training
      Health Care and Social Assistance
      Arts and recreation services
      Other services
      Not known

Duration of previous employment
      Less than 5 years
      5 and under 10 years
      10 and under 20 years
      20 years and more

Main reason for leaving previous employment
      Lost job/Employer went out of business
      Job ended/Temporary or seasonal job
      Unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours
      Own ill health, stress or injury
      Holiday job/Returned to studies
      Self employed and own business closed
      To obtain better job/Just wanted a change
      Retired
      Family reasons
      Other


Intention to leave current job within the next 12 months

Whether employed persons intend leave current job/business

Intended change
      Leave work force permanently
      Work in a different job for the same employer
      Continue the same type of job but for a different employer
      Change jobs to a different industry

Main reason of intention to change job
      Losing job/Employer going out of business
      Job ending/temporary or seasonal work
      Unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours
      Own ill health, stress or injury
      Holiday job/returning to studies
      Self employed and business closing down
      To obtain better job/Just want a change
      To start own business/new business
      Retiring
      Family reasons
      Other

Intended industry
      Agriculture, forestry and fishing
      Mining
      Manufacturing
      Electricity, gas, water and waste services
      Construction
      Wholesale trade
      Retail trade
      Accommodation and Food services
      Transport, Postal and Warehousing
      Information Media and Telecommunications
      Financial and insurance Services
      Rental, Hiring and Real Estate services
      Professional, Scientific and Technical services
      Public Administration and Safety
      Education and Training
      Health Care and Social Assistance
      Arts and recreation services
      Other services
      Not known


Education and training intentions within the next three years

Whether person has intention to study for an educational qualification within the next three years

Whether intended study for career or work related reasons

Education institution enrolment intention
      Technical and Further Education (TAFE)
      University / Other higher education
      Secondary school
      Professional or industry association
      Equipment/product manufacturer or supplier
      Skillshare centre or other government training centre
      Business college
      Adult or community education centre
      Industry skills centre
      Other private training organisation
      Other (please specify)


FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about additional data available on request, please contact Judy Griffin on Perth (08) 9360 5935.