6211.0 - Child Employment, Australia, Jun 2006  
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The Child Employment Survey was developed due to renewed interest in the level and nature of child employment and in children's general wellbeing, e.g. the passing of the Child Employment Bill in Victoria, and legislative changes that were underway or proposed in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

The main aim of the survey was to find out how many children are working with a focus on occupation and school/work balance. Questions were asked of the parent or guardian to collect information on work done in the last 12 months for all children in the household aged 5 to 14 years.

There are four populations for this survey:

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.