6226.0.55.001 - Persons Not In the Labour Force, Underemployed Workers and Job Search Experience, Australia, February 2014 Quality Declaration 
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APPENDIX 2 POPULATIONS AND DATA ITEMS LIST


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The ABS has a range of data available on request from the Persons Not in the Labour Force (PNILF), Underemployed Workers (UEW) and Job Search Experience (JSE) survey. This appendix lists the data items and populations which relate to the survey. Full details of these data items are available from the Downloads tabs of this issue in Excel spreadsheets, as Data Cube 1 - PNILF 2014 Data Items List, Data Cube 2 - UEW 2014 Data Items List and Data Cube 3 - JSE 2014 Data Items List.

The population(s) for a particular data item refers to the person in the survey to whom the data item relates. Where alternative output categories are available for the same data item, these are shown and the data item name is followed by bracketed numeral (e.g. Country of birth(2)). The data items under the Demographic and Personal Characteristics are available for PNILF, UEW and JSE.

For more information about ABS data available on request, contact National Information and Referral Service in Canberra on 1300 135 070 or via email to <client.services@abs.gov.au> or contact Labour Supplementary Survey Section on (02) 6252 7206 or via email to <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.


PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Population 1

Persons not in the labour force


Population 2

Persons not in the labour force who wanted to work


Population 3

Persons not in the labour force with marginal attachment to the labour force


Population 4

Persons not in the labour force who wanted to work and were available to start work within four weeks but were not actively looking for work


Population 5

Persons not in the labour force who were discouraged job seekers


Population 6

Persons not in the labour force who wanted to work but were not actively looking for work and were not available to start work within four weeks


Population 7

Persons not in the labour force because they were caring for children, who wanted to work but were not actively looking for work


Population 8

Persons not in the labour force who previously had a job


Population 9

Persons not in the labour force without marginal attachment to the labour force


Population 10

Persons not in the labour force whose last job was less than 20 years ago


UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS

Population 1

Employed persons


Population 2

Full-time workers


Population 3

Part-time workers


Population 4

Part-time workers who would prefer more hours


Population 5

Part-time workers who would prefer more hours who had been looking for work with more hours or were available to start work with more hours in the reference week or within four weeks


Population 6

Underemployed part-time workers


Population 7

Underemployed workers


JOB SEARCH EXPERIENCE

Population 1

Unemployed persons


Population 2

Employed persons who started their current job in the previous 12 months


Population 3

Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) who started their current job in the previous 12 months


Population 4

Owner managers who started their current business in the previous 12 months


Population 5

Persons employed for more than a year in their current job who looked for work in the previous 12 months

Data items
Populations

DEMOGRAPHIC AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
1 State or territory of usual residence
All
2 Area of usual residence
All
3 Region of usual residence
All
4 Sex
All
5 Social Marital status
All
6 Relationship in household
All
7A Country of birth and period of arrival
All
7B Country of birth (1)
All
7C Country of birth (2)
All
8 Age group (years)
All
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
9 Full-time study status (15-24 year olds)
All
10A Persons not in the labour force summary variable
1,8,10
10B Marginal attachment summary variable
3
11 Whether wanted to work
1,8,10
12 Whether looked for work in the last 12 months
All
13 Main activity when not in the labour force
All
14A Time since last job
All
14B Whether had a job in the last 20 years
All
15 Reason for ceasing last job
All
16 Occupation of last job
All
17A Status in employment in last job (1)
All
17B Status in employment in last job (2)
All
18 Full-time or part-time status in last job
All
19A Intention to enter the labour force
All
19B Intention to enter the labour force in the next 12 months
All
20 Full-time or part-time preference
All
21 Main reason for not actively looking for work
4
22 All reasons for not actively looking for work
4
23 Main reason not working due to caring for children
7
24 Main reason not available to start work within four weeks
6
25 All reasons not available to start work within four weeks
6
26 Age of youngest child
7
27 Number of children
7
28 Preferred number of hours
All
UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS
9A Underemployment status
7
9B Whether looking and/or available
4,5,6
9C Whether available and/or looking
4,5,6
10 Full-time or part-time status
All
11 Whether fully employed
All
12 Status in employment
All
13 Number of hours worked in the reference week
4,5,6,7
15 Duration of current period of insufficient work
4,5,6,7
16A Level of highest educational attainment
4,5,6,7
16B Level of highest non-school qualification
4,5,6,7
16C Highest year of school completed
4,5,6,7
16D Highest non-school qualification and whether qualification obtained overseas or within Australia
4,5,6,7
17 Whether would move interstate if offered a suitable job
4,5,6,7
18 Whether would move intrastate if offered a suitable job
4,5,6,7
19 Whether would prefer to change occupation to work more hours
4,5,6,7
20 Whether would prefer to change employer to work more hours
4,5,6,7
21 All steps taken to find work with more hours in the last four weeks
4,5,6
22 Whether registered with Centrelink
4,5,6
23 Preferred number of extra weekly hours
4,5,6
24 Main difficulty in finding work with more hours
4,5,6
25 Weekly hours usually worked
4,5,6
26 Preferred total number of weekly hours
4,5,6
27 Employment type
All
JOB SEARCH EXPERIENCE
9 Number of children in family aged under 15 years
All
14A Number of jobs started in the previous 12 months
1,2,3,4
14B Number of jobs lasting two weeks or more started in the previous 12 months
1,2,3,4
15 All steps taken to find work/attain a job
1,3,5
16 Whether looked for full-time or part-time work
1
17 Preferred number of hours
1
18 Duration of current period of unemployment
1
19 Whether has been registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
1
20A All steps taken to find work
1
20B Active steps taken to find work
1
20C Active steps taken to find work and whether has been registered with a Job Services Australia provider
1
20D Whether has been registered with a Job Services Australia provider
All
21A Number of offers of employment in the current period of unemployment
1
21B Whether turned down job offers (in current period of unemployment)
1
21C All reasons for turning down job offers (in current period of unemployment)
1
21D Main reason for turning down job offers (in current period of unemployment)
1
22A All difficulties in finding work
1
22B Main difficulty in finding work
1
23 Number of spells of looking for work in the previous 12 months
1
24 Time spent looking for work in the previous 12 months
1
25 Whether had ever worked for two weeks or more
1
26 Status in employment of last job
1
27 Occupation of last job
1
28 Industry of last job
1
29 Whether worked full-time or part-time in last job
1
30 Duration of last job
1
31 Reason for ceasing last job
1
32 Whether had job to go to lasting two weeks or more
1
33 Status in employment in current job
2,3,4
34 Employment type in main job
2,3,4,5
35 Employment type in current job
2,3,4
36 Month started current job (February 2013-February 2014)
2,3,4
37 Duration of looking for work before current job
2,3,4
38 Occupation of current job
2,3,4
39 Full-time or part-time status of current employment
2,3,4,5
40 Whether preferred to work more hours than usually worked
2,3,4
41 Whether had paid leave entitlements in current job
3
42 Whether entitled to paid sick leave in current job
3
43 Whether entitled to paid holiday leave in current job
3
44 Whether first job ever held lasting two weeks or more
2,3,4
45 All steps taken to attain a job
3
46 Whether job seeker approached employer
3
47 Whether had prior knowledge that current job was available
3
48 Role of Job Services Australia in job attainment
3
49 Whether considered starting or purchasing a business in the last 12 months
1,3,5
50 Reasons for not starting, purchasing or continuing with a business in the last 12 months
1,3,5
51 Whether started or purchased a business
4
52 Reasons for starting or purchasing a business
4
52A Main reason for starting or purchasing a business
4
53 All steps taken to find work in the previous 12 months
5
54 Reasons for looking for other work while still employed
5
55A All difficulties in getting another job
5
55B Main difficulty in getting another job
5