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6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
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EMPLOYMENT TO POPULATION RATIOS BY SELECTED AGE GROUPS AND MARITAL STATUS ANNUAL AVERAGES


15 TO 24 YEARS BY SEX

The employment to population ratio for males has been higher than for females for all of the period 1979 through 2011, though the difference between the two ratios has decreased markedly with the passage of time.

Graph: 15 to 24 years


25 TO 54 YEARS BY SEX

The employment to population ratio for males has been higher than for females for all of the period 1979 through 2011, though the difference between the two ratios has decreased markedly with the passage of time. Female employment to population ratio has steadily increased from approximately 50% in 1979 to more than 70% in 2011.

Graph: 25 to 54 years


55 YEARS AND OVER BY SEX

The employment to population ratio for males has been higher than for females for all of the period 1979 through 2011. Throughout the 32-year period, the difference has decreased markedly from approximately 30% in 1979 to approximately 15% in 2011.

Graph: 55 years and over


15 TO 24 YEARS BY MARITAL STATUS

The employment to population ratio of persons married has been higher than for persons not married for most of the period 1979 through 2011. The difference between the two ratios has generally increased since 1982.

Graph: 15 to 24 years


25 TO 54 YEARS BY MARITAL STATUS

The employment to population ratio of persons married has been higher than for persons not married for most of the period 1979 through 2011. The difference between the two ratios has generally increased since 1989.

Graph: 25 to 54 years


55 YEARS AND OVER BY MARITAL STATUS

The employment to population ratio for persons married has been higher than for persons not married for all of the period 1979 through 2011. Throughout this period, the difference has been constant at 20%. In 1979, the employment to population ratio of persons married was almost two and a half times that of persons not married, however in 2011, it was less than two times that of persons not married.



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