6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2011   
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AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED TREND ESTIMATES


FULL TIME

The trend estimate of aggregate monthly hours worked by full time workers generally rose from 1,141 million hours in November 2001 to 1,346 million hours in July 2008. The trend then fell to 1,303 million hours in July 2009, before rising to 1,380 million hours in November 2011.

Graph: FULL TIME


PART TIME

The trend estimate of aggregate monthly hours worked by part time workers generally rose from 172 million hours in November 2001 to 187 million hours in March 2003. The trend then fell to 186 million hours in August 2003 before generally rising to 242 million hours in November 2011.

Graph: PART TIME


TOTAL

The trend total aggregate monthly hours worked followed a similar pattern to that of full time workers. It generally rose from 1,313 million hours in November 2001 to 1,564 million hours in August 2008 before falling to 1,528 million hours in July 2009. The trend has since risen to 1,622 million hours in November 2011.