6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Aug 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/09/2009   
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AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked by males rose from 688 million in August 1985 to 780 million in October 1989. The trend then generally fell to 738 million in October 1992 before fluctuating to stand at 958 million in July 2008. The trend then fell to 925 million in August 2009.

Graph: MALES


FEMALES

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked by females rose from 318 million in August 1985 to 400 million in July 1990. The trend then fell slightly to 390 million in November 1992 before generally rising to stand at a high of 592 million in July 2008. The trend then fell to 585 million in August 2009.

Graph: FEMALES


PERSONS

The trend estimate of total aggregate hours worked rose from 1,005 million in August 1985 to 1,176 million in June 1990. The trend then fell to 1,128 million in November 1992. After a small peak in February 2000 the estimates generally rose to stand at a high of 1,551 million in July 2008. The trend then fell to 1,511 million in August 2009.

Graph: PERSONS