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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
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WORK(a)(b), Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Labour force

1. Total labour force '000
3 162
3 213
3 263
3 321
3 348
3 384
3 440
3 493
2. Employed – total '000
2 979
3 036
3 062
3 127
3 165
3 208
3 261
3 319
3. Employed full-time %
71.4
70.8
69.0
68.4
68.9
68.8
68.3
68.4
4. Employed part-time %
22.8
23.7
24.8
25.8
25.7
26.0
26.5
26.6
5. Employment growth – annual change %
2.8
1.9
0.9
2.1
1.2
1.4
1.7
1.8
6. Unemployment rate %
5.8
5.5
6.2
5.8
5.5
5.2
5.2
5.0
7. Long term unemployment rate(c) %
na
1.5
1.5
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.0
0.8
8. Labour force underutilisation rate – persons(c) %
9.3
11.0
11.8
10.9
10.5
10.7
10.4
9.7
9. Labour force underutilisation rate – hours(c) %
na
na
7.5
7.2
6.5
6.7
6.7
nya
10. Participation rate – persons %
61.9
62.0
62.1
62.5
62.3
62.4
62.8
63.1
11. Participation rate – males %
71.5
70.9
70.8
70.8
70.5
70.3
70.5
70.8
12. Participation rate – females %
52.7
53.5
53.8
54.5
54.5
54.7
55.5
55.6
13. Employment to population ratio %
58.4
58.6
58.3
58.9
58.9
59.1
59.6
60.0

Transition to retirement – Persons aged 55–64 years

14. Participation rate – males %
59.7
58.5
60.0
60.5
62.5
63.4
64.4
65.8
15. Participation rate – females %
33.2
34.0
37.7
39.0
41.6
42.1
44.7
46.7

Job vacancies

16. Job vacancies '000
46.5
39.0
28.4
36.7
38.4
43.8
43.2
47.6

Hours worked – Persons employed full–time

17. Average hours worked per week hours
41.5
40.6
40.9
41.0
40.4
40.5
39.7
39.2
18. Persons who worked 50 hours or more per week %
25.6
23.5
24.2
24.1
22.9
23.8
22.1
21.1

Occupation and industry

19. Employed in higher skilled occupations(d) %
54.9
55.9
55.9
55.3
56.5
57.3
57.9
58.2
20. Employed in service industries %
74.2
75.1
75.7
76.0
76.7
76.5
77.3
77.1
21. Employed in manufacturing industries %
11.9
11.8
11.2
11.6
10.5
10.3
10.0
9.7

Industrial relations

22. Trade union member – of all employees(e) %
25.7
26.4
23.7
23.6
24.7
23.9
21.3
19.5
23. Working days lost due to industrial disputes
– per 1,000 employees
days
148.8
55.1
39.8
20.6
88.6
21.8
24.3
9.8

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) All labour force data from 2001 onwards has been revised to reflect the new method of estimation for the Labour Force Survey, Composite estimation. See Glossary.
(b) Data are for year ending 30 June, unless otherwise specified.
(c) Data are at September.
(d) ASCO skill levels 1–3. Includes occupations commensurate with a bachelor degree, diploma or AQF certificate III with at least 2 years of on-the-job training. Primarily professionals, managers, technicians and trades workers and some clerical and other occupations.
(e) Data are at August.
WORK, Data sources

Summary table indicator
Chapter tables

Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0)
7–9
5.7
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (cat. no. 6310.0)
22
5.6
Forms of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6359.0)
. .
5.5
How Australians Use Their Time (cat. no. 4153.0).
. .
5.9
Industrial Disputes, Australia (cat. no. 6321.0.55.001)
23
5.6
Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0)
16
. .
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed–Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
1–6; 10–15; 17–18
5.2
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003)
19–21
5.3;5.4
Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6220.0)
. .
5.8

. . not applicable


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