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6359.0 - Forms of Employment, Australia, November 2012 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 Forms of Employment Survey. This section lists the data items and populations which relate to the survey. More detailed breakdowns of some data items may also be available on request.

The population(s) for a particular data item refers to the persons 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 a bracketed numeral (e.g. Country of birth (2)).

For more information about ABS data available on request, contact Client Services Section in Canberra on 1300 135 070 or via email <client.services@abs.gov.au> or contact Labour Supplementary Survey Section on (02) 6252 7206 or via email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.


Population 1

Employed persons


Population 2

Employees


Population 3

Employees with paid leave entitlements


Population 4

Employees without paid leave entitlements


Population 5

Independent contractors


Population 6

Other business operators

Data items Populations

1 State or territory of usual residence All
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
2 Area of usual residence All
State capital city
Balance of state/territory
3 Region of usual residence All
Standard labour force dissemination regions
4 Sex All
Males
Females
5 Social marital status All
Married
Not married
6 Relationship in household All
Family member
Husband, wife or partner
With dependants
Without dependants
Lone parent
With dependants
Without dependants
Dependent student
Non-dependent child
Other family person
Non-family member
Lone person
Not living alone
Relationship not determined
7A Country of birth and period of arrival All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Arrived before 1971
Arrived 1971-1980
Arrived 1981-1990
Arrived 1991-2000
Arrived 2001-2010
Arrived 2011 to survey date
Inadequately described
7B Country of birth (1) All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Born in main English-speaking countries
Born in other than main English-speaking countries
Inadequately described
7C Country of birth (2) All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Oceania and Antarctica
North-West Europe
Southern and Eastern Europe
North Africa and the Middle East
South-East Asia
North-East Asia
Southern and Central Asia
Americas
Sub-Saharan Africa
Inadequately described
8 Age group (years) All
15-19
20-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-59
60-64
65 and over
Note: Age collected in single years
9 Whether had any child(ren) under 15 years All
Had child(ren) under 15 years
1 child
2 children
3 children
4 children
5 children
6 or more children
Did not have children under 15 years
10 Full-time or part-time status in main job All
Full-time workers
Part-time workers
11 Full-time or part-time status of employment All
Full-time workers
Part-time workers
12 Occupation of main job All
Managers
Professionals
Technicians and trades workers
Community and personal service workers
Clerical and administrative workers
Sales workers
Machinery operators and drivers
Labourers
13 Industry of main job All
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Mining
Manufacturing
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
Construction
Wholesale trade
Retail trade
Accommodation and food services
Transport, postal and warehousing
Information media and telecommunications
Financial and insurance services
Rental, hiring and real estate services
Professional, scientific and technical services
Administrative and support services
Public administration and safety
Education and training
Health care and social assistance
Arts and recreation services
Other services
14 Hours actually worked in main job All
Less than 1 hour/no hours
1-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35
36-39
40
41-44
45-48
49 or more
Note: Collected in single hours
15 Hours usually worked in main job All
Less than 1
1-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35
36-39
40
41-44
45-48
49 or more
Note: Collected in single hours
16 Hours actually worked in all jobs All
Less than 1 hour/no hours
1-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35
36-39
40
41-44
45-48
49 or more
Note: Collected in single hours
17 Hours usually worked in all jobs All
Less than 1
1-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35
36-39
40
41-44
45-48
49 or more
Note: Collected in single hours
18 Form of employment in main job All
Employees
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
Independent contractors
Other business operators
19 Employment type in main job(a) 1
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
20 Status in employment in main job(a) 1
Employees (including OMIEs)
Employers
Own account workers
21 Continuous duration with current employer/business in main job All
Fewer than 12 months
Under 3 months
3 and under 6 months
6 and under 12 months
1-2 years
3-5 years
6-9 years
10-19 years
20 years and over
22 Expected future duration with current employer/business in main job All
Expected to be with current employer/business in 12 months
Did not expect to be with current employer/business in 12 months
23 Reason expected duration with current employer/business less than 12 months in main job All
Changing jobs/seeking other employment
Return to study/travel/family reasons
Retiring
Seasonal/temporary job/fixed contract
Employer/business closing down/downsizing
Other
24 Educational Attendance All
Full-time student
Not a full-time student
Did not know
25 Whether considered to be an independent contractor in main job All
Considered to be an independent contractor
Did not consider to be an independent contractor
26 Number of employees in main job 5-6
Fewer than 10
10-19
20-99
100-199
200 or more
Note: Collected in single employees.
27 Whether employment had a set completion date/event in main job 2-4
Had a set completion date
Had a set completion event
Did not have a set completion date/event
28 Length of set employment completion date/event in main job 2-4
Had a set completion date/event
Fewer than 12 months
Under 3 months
3 and under 6 months
6 and under 12 months
1 year
2 years
3 years or more
Did not have a set completion date/event
29 Whether worked on a fixed-term contract in main job 2-4
Worked on a fixed-term contract
Did not work on a fixed-term contract
30 Whether expected contract to be renewed in main job 2-4
Whether worked on a fixed-term contract
Expected contract to be renewed
Did not expect contract to be renewed
Did not work on a fixed-term contract
31 Whether had paid leave entitlements in main job 2-4
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
32 Whether entitled to paid sick leave in main job 2-4
Entitled to paid sick leave
Not entitled to paid sick leave
Did not know
33 Whether entitled to paid holiday leave in main job 2-4
Entitled to paid holiday leave
Not entitled to paid holiday leave
Did not know
34 Whether entitled to paid maternity/paternity leave in main job 2-4
Entitled to paid maternity/paternity leave
Not entitled to paid maternity/paternity leave
Did not know
35 Whether entitled to long service leave in main job 2-4
Entitled to long service leave
Not entitled to long service leave
Did not know
36 Whether considered job to be casual in main job 2-4
Considered job to be casual
Did not consider job to be casual
37 Whether usually able to work on more than one active contract 5
Usually able to
Not usually able to
38 Whether had more than one active contract in reference week 5
Had only one active contract
Had more than one active contract
39 Whether contract prevented doing similar work for multiple clients/employers 5
Had only one contract
Contract prevented doing similar work for multiple clients/employers
Contract did not prevent doing similar work for multiple clients/employers
Had more than one contract
40 Whether able to (sub)contract own work 5
Able to (sub)contract own work
Was not able to (sub)contract own work
41 Main reason unable to (sub)contract own work 5
Was not able to (sub)contract own work
Part of contract/conditions
Nature of work
Other
Able to (sub)contract own work
42 Whether had authority over own working procedures 5
Had authority over own work
Did not have authority over own work
43 Who had authority over own working procedures 5
Did not have authority over own work
Employer/supervisor/manager/foreman
Business/person contracted to
Customer
Business partner
Board of management/chairman of the board
Franchising company
Government or other regulation/standard
Other
Had authority over own work
44 Whether responsible for organising own workers' compensation 5
Was responsible
Was not responsible
45 Whether responsible for organising own liability insurance 5
Was responsible
Was not responsible
46 Whether responsible for organising own superannuation contributions 5
Was responsible
Was not responsible
47 Whether earnings/income varied from one pay period to the next in main job All
Earnings/income varied
Earnings/income did not vary
48 Whether usually worked the same number of hours each week in main job All
Usually worked the same number of hours
Did not usually work the same number of hours
49 Whether usually required to be on call or standby in main job All
Usually required to be on call or standby
Not usually required to be on call or standby
50 Whether had any say in start and finish times in main job All
Had some say
Did not have any say
51 Days of the week usually worked in all jobs(b) All
Monday to Friday(c)
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Days varied
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
52 Number of days of the week usually worked in all jobs All
1 day
2 days
3 days
4 days
5 days
6 days
7 days
53 Whether usually worked weekdays and/or weekends in all jobs All
Weekdays only
Weekends only
Both weekdays and weekends

(a) This item uses standard labour force definitions. See the Glossary description of 'Employees' for more information.
(b) See paragraphs 18-19 of the Explanatory Notes for more information.
(c) Comprises people who usually work on all days Monday to Friday and who also worked on Saturday and/or Sunday. These people are also included in the Saturday and/or Sunday categories.



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