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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jul 2006  
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A Data Cube containing Types of Employment can be found in the July 2006 issue from the Details tab.

A Data Cube containing Measures of Labour Underutilisation can be found in the April 2006 issue from the Details tab and under Past & Future Releases tab above.



NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
October 2006 6 October 2006
January 2007 5 January 2007
April 2007 5 April 2007



DATA CONTAINED IN THIS ISSUE

The statistics shown are the latest available at 28 June 2006. Data sources for the tables in this publication are listed in Appendix 1.



ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

The spreadsheets and data cubes referenced in this publication are available on the ABS web site at <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Access to all ABS products & statistics - By Catalogue Number - 62. Labour Force], then [6291.0.55.001 for monthly data and 6291.0.55.003 for quarterly data] or [6202.0.55.001 for time series spreadsheets].



INQUIRIES

For information about other Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) statistics and services, please refer to the back of this publication.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or the Assistant Director, Labour Market, on Canberra (02) 6252 7636.



LABOUR STATISTICS NEWS


LABOUR THEME PAGE

The ABS Labour Theme Page, available on the ABS web site, provides a guide to the range of ABS statistics on the labour market, as well as links to the latest data released. To find the Theme Page, go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Themes - People - Labour].



SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEYS ON LABOUR TOPICS

The Monthly Population Survey comprises the Labour Force Survey and a range of supplementary surveys, which provide detailed information on a range of topics. Results from the Locations of Work survey have recently been released in: Locations of Work, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 6275.0). The results of this survey are outlined in the Recent Releases section of this publication.



EMPLOYMENT TYPE

An updated data cube containing the annual time series spreadsheets on employment type, from 1992 to 2005, is now available from the ABS web site. To find the data cube go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices - 61. Labour statistics - general]. The datacube is listed under the Details tab in this July 2006 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0). The spreadsheets in this data cube include estimates of employment type by sex and full-time/part-time status for each of the following variables: age (five year age groups), state of usual residence, industry and occupation. For more information see the Spotlight section of this publication.



TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP

In March 2006 a data cube (spreadsheet) was released containing historical trade union membership data. This data cube has been expanded and now contains two additional spreadsheets. One spreadsheet includes trade union membership data broken down by sex and occupation and the other consists of trade union membership data broken down by sex, full-time/part-time status and sector. To find the spreadsheet, go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices - 63. Earnings, hours and employment conditions]. The data cube <6310.0_Trade Union_Aug 2005.xls> is listed under the Details tab for Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, August 2005 (cat. no. 6310.0).



CONFIDENTIALISED UNIT RECORD FILE FOR THE 04/05 MULTI PURPOSE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

The 2004-05 Multi Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) collected data on three topics: Household use of information technology; Barriers and incentives to labour force participation; and Retirement and retirement intentions. The Barriers and incentives to labour force participation topic collected data from people aged 18 years or older who were either not employed or who worked few hours (less than 16 hours per week in all jobs). The data available include current and previous job details, reasons for not wanting work or more work and reasons for not being available to start work or more work. The Retirement and retirement intentions topic collected data from people aged 45 years or over and provides information on retirement intentions and sources of income at retirement, among other things. The MPHS 2004-05 Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) is now available and can be accessed via the ABS Remote Access Data Laboratory. For more information, please refer to the Information Paper: Multi-Purpose Household Survey, Australia, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4100.0).



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Recent and upcoming statistical releases

Release date/title of publication
Reference period
Catalogue number

June 2006
Child Care, Australia (reissue)
June 2005
4402.0
Industrial Disputes, Australia
March quarter 2006
6321.0.55.001
Job Vacancies, Australia
May 2006
6354.0
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record Files
2003-04
6540.0
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record Files, Technical Paper
2003-04
6540.0.00.001
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide
2003-04
6503.0
Labour Force, Australia
May 2006
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
May 2006
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
May 2006
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
May 2006
6291.0.55.003
Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods
2005
6351.0.55.001
Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia
March quarter 2006
6248.0.55.001
July 2006
Australian Labour Market Statistics
July 2006
6105.0
Australian Social Trends
2006
4102.0
Child Care, Australia, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File
June 2005
4402.0.55.001
Child Care, Australia, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Paper
June 2005
4402.0.55.002
Labour Force, Australia
June 2006
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
June 2006
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
June 2006
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families - Electronic delivery
June 2006
6224.0.55.001
Survey of Education and Training, Australia, Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual
2005
6274.0
Survey of Education and Training, Australia, Confidentialised Unit Record Files
2005
6278.0.30.001
August 2006
ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
2006
1220.0
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
May 2006
6302.0
Characteristics of Small Business, Australia
2005
8127.0
Labour Force, Australia
July 2006
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
July 2006
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
July 2006
6291.0.55.001
Labour Mobility, Australia
February 2006
6209.0
Labour Price Index, Australia
June quarter 2006
6345.0
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
August 2006
6102.0.55.001
September 2006
Industrial Disputes, Australia
June 2006
6321.0.55.001
Job Vacancies, Australia
August 2006
6354.0
Labour Force, Australia
August 2006
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
August 2006
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
August 2006
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
August 2006
6291.0.55.003
Pregnancy and Work Transitions, Australia
November 2005
4913.0
Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia
June quarter 2006
6248.0.55.001
October 2006
Australian Labour Market Statistics
October 2006
6105.0
Labour Force, Australia
September 2006
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
September 2006
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
September 2006
6291.0.55.001



LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY


KEY MEASURES

% change from
Measure
Series type
Period
Current figure
Previous quarter(a)
Previous year(b)

Employed
Persons '000
Trend
May 2006
10 114.1
0.5
1.2
Full-time '000
Trend
May 2006
7 221.2
0.6
1.1
Part-time '000
Trend
May 2006
2 892.9
0.3
1.6
Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment %
Trend
May 2006
28.6
(c)0.0
(c)0.1
Unemployed
Persons '000
Trend
May 2006
532.6
-2.4
-0.3
Looking for full-time work '000
Trend
May 2006
372.0
-3.3
-1.2
Looking for part-time work '000
Trend
May 2006
160.7
-0.3
1.8
Unemployment rate
Persons %
Trend
May 2006
5.0
(c)-0.1
(c)-0.1
Long-term unemployment
Persons '000
Trend
May 2006
98.4
-1.1
7.1
As a proportion of total unemployment %
Trend
May 2006
18.5
(c)0.2
(c)1.3
Annual labour underutilisation rates(d)
Long-term unemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2005
0.9
na
-0.3
Unemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2005
5.1
na
-0.4
Underemployment rate %
Original
Sep 2005
5.3
na
-0.2
Labour force underutilisation rate %
Original
Sep 2005
10.5
na
-0.6
Extended labour force underutilisation rate %
Original
Sep 2005
11.4
na
-0.7
Children living without an employed parent(e) %
Original
Jun 2005
14.9
na
-2.3
Labour force participation rate
Persons aged 15-64 years %
Original
May 2006
75.8
(c)-0.2
(c)0.2
Total %
Trend
May 2006
64.5
(c)0.0
(c)-0.1
Actual hours worked
Aggregate weekly hours mill. hours
Original
May 2006
352.4
0.9
2.0
Average weekly hours - Persons hours
Original
May 2006
34.7
-0.2
0.3
Average weekly hours - Full-time hours
Original
May 2006
42.0
0.7
0.1
Average weekly hours - Part-time hours
Original
May 2006
16.9
0.1
1.5
Part-time workers
Proportion who preferred to work more hours %
Original
May 2006
24.3
(c)-1.1
(c)-0.8
Wage price index
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses index no.
Trend
Mar qtr 2006
108.5
0.9
4.0
Average weekly earnings
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $
Trend
Feb 2006
1 035.90
0.7
4.4
All employees total earnings $
Trend
Feb 2006
817.00
0.8
4.4
Compensation of employees
Household income account $m
Trend
Mar qtr 2006
114 794
1.5
7.1
Average earnings (National Accounts basis nominal) per week $
Trend
Mar qtr 2006
998
1.1
4.8
Industrial disputes
Working days lost '000
Original
Mar qtr 2006
29.6
-63.4
-34.3
Working days lost per 1,000 employees number
Original
Mar qtr 2006
3.4
-63.4
-35.6
Job vacancies
Australia '000
Trend
May 2006
151.6
5.1
6.7

na not available
(a) Same period previous quarter (monthly data is presented for the middle month of each quarter).
(b) Same period previous year.
(c) Change is in percentage points.
(d) See table 4.1 or the Glossary for further explanation of labour underutilisation rates.
(e) As a proportion of all children aged under 15 years. See the Explanatory Notes for information on family data.



EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES

Full-time and total employment
Graph: Trend full-time and total employment
Males and females
Graph: Trend employment for males and females




PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Proportion of total employment, Males
Graph: Trend male part-time employment as a proportion of total male employment
Proportion of total employment, Females
Graph: Trend female part-time employment as a proportion of total female employment




UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: TREND SERIES
Males and females
Graph: Trend unemployment rate for males and females




LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT: TREND SERIES
Proportion of total unemployment
Graph: Long-term unemployment as a proportion of total unemployment, males and females




UNDERUTILISED LABOUR
Labour underutilisation rates - 1995-2005
Graph: Labour underutilisation rates—1995–2005




PARTICIPATION RATE: TREND SERIES
Persons
Graph: Trend participation rate
Males
Graph: Trend participation rate of males
Females
Graph: Trend participation rate of females




WAGE PRICE INDEX: TREND SERIES
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, Quarterly change
Graph: Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, Quarterly change




AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS: TREND SERIES
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings, Quarterly change
Graph: Quarterly change in full-time adult ordinary time earnings
All employees total earnings, Level
Graph: All employees total earnings, level




INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES: ORIGINAL SERIES
Working days lost, Quarter ending
Graph: Working days lost Quarter ending




JOB VACANCIES: TREND SERIES
Job vacancies, By sector
Graph: Job vacancies by sector


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