Australian Bureau of Statistics
6224.0 - Labour Force Status and other Characteristics of Families, Australia, Jun 2000
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/11/2000
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Actively looking for work
Two or more related persons (relationship includes relationships by blood, marriage or adoption) usually resident in the same household at the time of the survey. A family comprises a married couple or a family head as defined, together with any persons having any of the following relationships to them:
Any person without a spouse present:
Where a family has no person falling into either of these categories, the family head is generally defined to be the eldest person in the family.
No family head is determined for a couple family.
Employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and others who, although usually working less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
A group of one or more persons in a private dwelling who consider themselves to be separate from other persons (if any) in the dwelling, and who make regular provision to take meals separately from other persons, i.e. at different times or in different rooms. Lodgers who receive accommodation but not meals are treated as separate households. Boarders who receive both accommodation and meals are not treated as separate households. A household may consist of any number of families and non-family members.
See Marital status.
For any group, persons who were employed or unemployed, as defined.
Labour force status
A classification of the civilian population aged 15 and over into employed, unemployed or not in the labour force, as defined. The definitions conform closely to the international standard definitions adopted by the International Conferences of Labour Statisticians.
The head of a one parent family.
A person who is the sole member of a household.
Main English-speaking countries
The United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the United States of America, New Zealand and South Africa.
Persons are classified as married (husband and wife) if they are reported as being married (including de facto) and their spouse was a usual resident of the household at the time of the survey. The not-married category comprises persons who have never married, or are separated, widowed or divorced, as well as those who, although reported as being married, did not have a spouse who usually lived in the household.
Median duration of unemployment
The duration which divides unemployed persons into two equal groups, one comprising persons whose duration of unemployment is above the median and the other, persons whose duration is below it.
In couple or one parent families, sons or daughters aged 15 and over, other than those classified as dependant students, husbands, wives or lone parents.
A person who is not related to any other member of the household in which they are living.
Not in the labour force
Persons who were not in the categories employed or unemployed, as defined. They include persons who were keeping house (unpaid), retired, voluntarily inactive, permanently unable to work, persons in institutions (hospitals, gaols, sanatoriums, etc.), trainee teachers, members of contemplative religious orders, and persons whose only activity during the reference week was jury service or unpaid voluntary work for a charitable organisation.
One parent families
Families in which there is a family head together with at least one son or daughter of his/her own.
All countries outside Australia other than the main English-speaking countries defined previously.
Families which are not couple families or one parent families, as defined. They include families in which there is no parent, for example, a family head living with a brother or sister.
For any group, the labour force expressed as a percentage of the civilian population aged 15 and over in the same group.
Employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week and who did so during the reference week.
Persons aged 15 and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
Unemployed looking for full-time work
Unemployed persons who actively looked for full-time work or were to resume a full-time job, from which they had been stood down.
For any group, the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force in the same group.
See Marital status.
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