6333.0 - Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2016 Quality Declaration
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EMPLOYED PERSONS CHARACTERISTICS
In August 2016, there were 11.8 million employed persons, of whom 9.8 million were employees, 826,900 were owner managers of incorporated enterprises (OMIEs) and 1.2 million were owner managers of unincorporated enterprises (OMUEs). (Datacube 3)
Characteristics of employed persons were:
STATUS OF EMPLOYMENT AND AGE
Younger persons were more likely to be employees rather than OMIEs or OMUEs. As age increases, generally the proportion of employees decreases, while the proportion of OMIEs and OMUEs increases. However, being an employee was the most common form of employment for all employed persons for all age ranges.
Source(s): Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2016
In August 2016, there were 9.8 million employees, of which 7.4 million (75%) had paid leave entitlements, while 2.5 million (25%) were without paid leave entitlements. (Datacube 6)
The industry divisions with the most employees without paid leave entitlements were Accommodation and food services (20%) and Retail trade (15%).
The occupation group with the most employees without paid leave entitlements were Labourers and Community and personal service workers (both 20%).
As a percentage of each age group, 15–19 year olds had the highest proportion of employees without paid leave entitlements (75%). 20–24 year olds had the next highest proportion (41%) followed by those aged 65 and over (36%).
New South Wales had the highest number of employed persons (3.8 million) followed by Victoria (3 million) and Queensland (2.3 million). Northern Territory had the lowest number of employed persons (123,000). (Datacube 4)
Northern Territory had the highest proportion of full-time workers in their main job (80%) followed by Australian Capital Territory (72%). Tasmania and South Australia had the lowest proportion of full-time workers (both 63%).
INDUSTRY OF MAIN JOB
The industry division employing the most persons was Health care and social assistance (13%) followed by Retail trade (10%). Of the 5.5 million employed females, approximately 21% worked in the Health care and social assistance. In contrast, of the 6.4 million employed males, the Construction industry division employed the most males (15%). (Datacube 5)
The Health care and social assistance industry division employed the highest proportion of females (78%) followed by the Education and training industry division (71%). The industry division employing the highest proportion of males was Construction (88%) followed by Mining (85%).
OCCUPATION OF MAIN JOB
The occupation group with the most employed persons was Professionals (24%) followed by Technicians and trades workers (14%). (Datacube 5)
The occupation group with the highest proportion of males was Machinery operators and drivers (91%) followed by Technicians and trades workers (85%). In contrast, the occupation group with the highest proportion of females was Clerical and administrative workers (74%) followed by Community and personal service workers (69%).
There were 8 million (67%) employed persons who had a non-school qualification. Of these: (Datacube 8)
3.8 million (32%) employed persons had a Bachelor degree or above, while 2.4 million (20%) employed persons had a Certificate III/IV.
In August 2016, there were 9.8 million employees. Of these:
In August 2016, there were 826,900 OMIEs. Of these:
In August 2016 there were 1.2 million OMUEs. Of these:
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