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6211.0 - Child Employment, Australia, Jun 2006  
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APPENDIX 1 POPULATIONS AND DATA ITEMS LIST


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The ABS has a range of data available on request from the Child Employment Survey. This section lists the data items and populations which relate to the survey. More detailed breakdowns of some data items are available on request.


The population(s) for a particular data item refers to the people in the survey to whom the data relates.


For more information about the ABS data available on request, contact Sarah Dexter on Canberra (02) 6252 7246, or by facsimile on (02) 6252 7512, or by email to <sarah.dexter@abs.gov.au>.


Population 1

All children aged 5 to 14 years.


Population 2

Children aged 5 to 14 years who worked at some time in the last 12 months.


Population 3

Children aged 5 to 14 years who worked during school terms at some time in the last 12 months.


Population 4

Children aged 5 to 14 years who worked during school holidays at some time in the last 12 months.


Note: Some children worked during both school holidays and school terms and appear in both populations 3 and 4.

Data items
Populations

1 State or territory of usual residence
All
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
2 Area of usual residence
All
State capital city
Balance of state/territory
3 Sex
All
Males
Females
4 Country of birth of child
All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Oceania & Antarctica
North-West Europe
Southern & Eastern Europe
Middle East and North Africa
South-East Asia
North-East Asia
Southern & Central Asia
Americas
Sub-Saharan Africa
Not stated
5 Year of arrival in Australia
All
Arrived before 2001
Arrived 2001
Arrived 2002
Arrived 2003
Arrived 2004
Arrived 2005
Arrived 2006
Born in Australia
Not stated
Note: Collected in single years
6 Country of birth of parents
All
Child in couple family
Both parents born in Australia
One parent born in Australia and one parent born overseas
Both parents born overseas
One or both parents with Country of birth not stated
Child in one parent family
Parent born in Australia
Parent born overseas
Country of birth of parent not stated
7 Year of arrival in Australia of parent(s)
All
Arrived before 2001
Arrived 2001
Arrived 2002
Arrived 2003
Arrived 2004
Arrived 2005
Arrived 2006
Born in Australia
Not stated
Note: Collected in single years for each parent
8 Labour force status of parent(s)
All
Child in couple family
Both parents employed
One parent employed and one parent unemployed or not in the labour force
Both parents unemployed or not in the labour force
One or both parents with Labour force status not stated
Child in one parent family
Parent employed
Parent unemployed or not in the labour force
Labour force status of parent not stated
9 Age group (years)
All
5-9
10-14
Note: Collected in single years
10 Whether worked in the last 12 months
1
Worked in the last 12 months
Did not work in the last 12 months
11 Working status in all jobs
2
Worked for an employer
Worked for self
Worked in family business or farm
Note: Multiple response item. Children may appear in more than one category.
12 Working pattern in all jobs
2
School holidays
School terms - weekends
School terms - weekdays
Before school/after school
During school hours (9am-3pm)
Note: Multiple response item. Children may appear in more than one category.
13 Usual hours worked per week in main job during school terms
3
1-2 hours
3-5 hours
6-9 hours
10 hours and over
Note: Collected in single hours
14 Usual hours worked per week in main job during school holidays
4
1-2 hours
3-5 hours
6-9 hours
10 hours and over
Note: Collected in single hours
15 Usual hours worked per week in all jobs during school terms
3
1-2 hours
3-5 hours
6-9 hours
10 hours and over
Note: Collected in single hours
16 Usual hours worked per week in all jobs during school holidays
4
1-2 hours
3-5 hours
6-9 hours
10 hours and over
Note: Collected in single hours
17 Usual days worked per week in all jobs during school terms
3
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Note: Multiple response item. Children may appear in more than one category.
18 Whether worked Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun or both during school terms
3
Worked Mon-Fri only
Worked Sat-Sun only
Worked Mon-Fri and Sat-Sun
19 Usual days worked per week in all jobs during school holidays
4
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Note: Multiple response item. Children may appear in more than one category.
20 Whether worked Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun or both during school holidays
4
Worked Mon-Fri only
Worked Sat-Sun only
Worked Mon-Fri and Sat-Sun
21 Usual number of days worked per week in all jobs during school terms
3
1 day
2 days
3 days
4 days
5 days
6 days
7 days
22 Usual number of days worked per week in all jobs during school holidays
4
1 day
2 days
3 days
4 days
5 days
6 days
7 days
23 Whether usually worked day-time, night-time or both in all jobs
2
Usually worked between 6am and 7pm only
Usually worked between 7pm and 6am only
Usually worked between 6am and 7pm and between 7pm and 6am
24 Occupation of main job during school terms
3
Technicians and Trades Workers
Community and Personal Service Workers
Carers and Aides
Other Community and Personal Service Workers
Clerical and Administrative Workers
Sales Workers
Labourers
Cleaners and Laundry Workers
Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers
Food Preparation Assistants
Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverer
Other Labourers
Other
25 Occupation of main job during school holidays
4
Technicians and Trades Workers
Community and Personal Service Workers
Carers and Aides
Other Community and Personal Service Workers
Clerical and Administrative Workers
Sales Workers
Labourers
Cleaners and Laundry Workers
Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers
Food Preparation Assistants
Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverer
Other Labourers
Other
26 Number of weeks worked during the last 12 months in all jobs
2
1 week
2-3 weeks
4-12 weeks
13-25 weeks
26-51 weeks
52 weeks
Note: Collected in single weeks
27 Mode of travel to and from work
2
Public transport
Private motor vehicle with parents
Motor vehicle with friends or employer
Walk
Bicycle
Worked from home or no travel involved
Other
Note: Multiple response item. Children may appear in more than one category.
28 Whether the child had suffered a work-related injury or illness in the last 12 months
2
Did suffer an injury or illness
Did not suffer an injury or illness
29 All reasons child worked
2
Money for spending
Money for saving
Friendship or social aspects
Career prospects
Supplement family income
Help in family business
Other
Note: Multiple response item. Children may appear in more than one category.
30 Main reason child worked
2
Money for spending
Money for saving
Friendship or social aspects
Career prospects
Supplement family income
Help in family business
Other



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