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6275.0 - Locations of Work, Nov 2008 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/05/2009   
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GLOSSARY

Another home

Includes employer's home, client's home and other home.

Arrangement to work at home

A mutual agreement (whether formal or informal) between the employee and employer for people to work from their home. The agreement may be verbal, in writing or implicit in the employee's working arrangements. Owner managers and contributing family workers, who worked any hours at home, were defined as having an arrangement to work at home.

Contributing family workers

A person who works without pay, in an economic enterprise operated by a relative.

Employed

People aged 15 years and over who, in the reference week:

  • worked for one hour or more for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind, in a job or business or on a farm (comprising employees, employers and own account workers); or
  • worked for one hour or more without pay in a family business or on a farm (i.e. contributing family workers); or
  • were employees who had a job but were not at work and were:
      • away from work for less than four weeks up to the end of the reference week; or
      • away from work for more than four weeks up to the end of the reference week and received pay for some or all of the four week period to the end of the reference week; or
      • away from work as a standard work or shift arrangement; or
      • on strike or locked out; or
      • on workers' compensation and expected to return to their job; or
  • were employers or own account workers who had a job, business or farm, but were not at work.

Employed people at work

People who were employed, and worked one hour or more in their main or second job in the reference week.

Employees

People who:
  • worked for a public or private employer; and
  • received remuneration in wages, salary, or are paid a retainer fee by their employer and worked on a commission basis, or for tips or piece-rates or payment in kind; or
  • operated their own incorporated enterprise with or without hiring employees.

Employees at work

In this publication, employees at work in the reference week, refer to people who were employees in their main and/or second job. For example, a person may be an own account worker in their main job and an employee in their second job and are therefore included in any 'Employee' population/s.

Employers

People who operate their own unincorporated economic enterprise or engage independently in a profession or trade, and hire one or more employees.

Employment type

Classifies employed people according to the following employment type categories on the basis of their main job (that is, the job in which the most hours were usually worked):
  • Employees (excluding OMIEs)
      • With paid leave entitlements
      • Without paid leave entitlements
  • Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
  • Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
  • Contributing family workers.

Full-time workers

Employed people 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 in the reference week.

Hours usually worked at home in main job

The hours that people usually worked at home in their main job. People did not have to work in their main job, however had to work in a job in the reference week, to have their usual hours worked at home in their main job collected.

Hours usually worked at home in second job

The hours that people usually worked at home in their second job. People had to work in their second job in the reference week to have their usual hours worked at home in their second job collected.

Incorporated enterprise

An enterprise which is registered as a separate legal entity to its members or owners (also known as a limited liability company).

Industry

In this publication, industry refers to ANZSIC Division, as classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0).

Job at home

Refers to the job in which people work at home, which may be either their main or second job.

Locations of work

The different types of places where people work. These include traditional workplaces, such as offices and factories and other workplace premises; homes, including both own home and other homes; non-fixed locations for people who travel for work; other locations of work including public places like parks, streets or beaches.

Main English-speaking countries

The list of main English-speaking countries provided here is not an attempt to classify countries on the basis of whether or not English is the predominant or official language of each country. It is a list of the main countries from which Australia receives, or has received, significant numbers of overseas settlers who are likely to speak English. These countries comprise the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States of America.

Main job

The job in which most hours are usually worked.

Main location of work

The location where the most hours were worked in the survey reference week.

Multiple jobholder

Employed people who, in the reference week worked in a second job. Multiple jobholders exclude those who changed employer and those who held a second job from which they were absent in the reference week because of holidays, sickness or any other reason.

Occupation

An occupation is a collection of jobs that are sufficiently similar in their title and tasks, skill level and skill specialisation which are grouped together for the purposes of classification. In this publication occupation refers to Major Group as defined by ANZSCO - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006 (cat. no. 1220.0).

Other home

Any other place of usual residence, other than the person's own home or their employer's or client's home. Examples include a co-worker's, friend's or relative's home.

Own-account worker

People who operate his or her own unincorporated economic enterprise or engage independently in a profession or trade, and hires no employees.

Own home

Home in which the respondent lives, excluding home of employer or client or other home.

Owner managers

People who work in their own business, with or without employees, whether or not the business is an incorporated enterprise. Comprises owner managers of incorporated enterprises and owner managers of unincorporated enterprises.

Owner managers of incorporated enterprises

People who work in their own incorporated enterprise, that is, a business entity which is registered as a separate legal entity to its members or owners (also known as a limited liability company).

Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises

People who operate their own unincorporated enterprise, that is, a business entity in which the owner and the business are legally inseparable, so that the owner is liable for any business debts that are incurred. Includes those engaged independently in a trade or profession. These people are classified as employers under 'status in employment' if their business has employees, or own account workers if they do not.

Paid leave entitlements

Employees (excluding OMIEs) who were entitled to either paid holiday leave or paid sick leave (or both) in their current job. People employed in their own business or who were contributing family workers were not asked questions about paid leave entitlements.

Part-time workers

Employed people who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and who did so during the reference week.

Reference week

The week preceding the week in which the interview was conducted.

Second job

Refers to a job other than the main job.

Single jobholders

People who worked in one job or business in the reference week, including those who changed jobs during the week but only had one job at a time.

Status in employment

Employed people classified by whether they were employees, employers, own account workers or contributing family workers.

Travelling

Any journey made as part of a person's work, whether on land, air, water, by vehicle or on foot. This includes: travelling by road on behalf of employer or business, trips between different client's premises for work purposes, travel to other towns, cities or countries and trips to collect supplies. Commuting to and from work is excluded.

Worked any hours at home

Refers to people who, in the reference week, worked at least some hours, or did any work at home in their main or second job.

Worked only or mainly at home

Employed people who, in the reference week, worked more hours at their own home than any other single location in their main or second job.

Workplace

Any non-residential location or premises where the main purpose is the conduct of a business, producing goods or providing a service. Examples include shops, factories, offices, warehouses, building sites, farms (other than a respondent's home property), permanent markets, restaurants, hospitals, schools and hotels.


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