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EXPANSION OF AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED


INTRODUCTION

This article introduces the expansion of the newly developed synthetic measures of aggregate monthly hours worked. For information on the methodology used to create these estimates see Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, Australia (cat. no. 6290.55.001).


ADDITIONAL MEASURES OF AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED

From the February 2010 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), the ABS will introduce a new trend and seasonally adjusted measure of aggregate monthly hours worked by full time and part time employment, by males and females.

The ABS will also extend the time series of the aggregate monthly hours worked measures to include the periods from July 1978 onwards to the current period - currently the series is released from July 1985 to the current period.

In addition, from the March 2010 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), the ABS will introduce a seasonally adjusted quarterly measure of aggregate monthly hours worked based on industry sectors.


Full time and part time aggregate monthly hours worked

The ABS has developed a new measure of aggregate monthly hours worked, that of seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for full time employment and part time employment, by males and females.

The methodology used to create this measure is the same as that used to create aggregate monthly hours worked by sex, released in Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, Australia (cat. no. 6290.55.001). However, these estimates may vary slightly from previously published estimates due to the added level of reconciliation required.

This measure will be disseminated in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) in:

  • publication - Table 18 Aggregate monthly hours worked; and
  • time series spreadsheets - Table 19. Aggregate monthly hours worked by Sex - Trend and Seasonally adjusted.

Refer to the section Aggregate monthly hours worked January 2010 in this publication for a layout of the publication Table 18 and the following section Time series spreadsheet layouts for time series spreadsheets - Table 19.


Quarterly aggregate monthly hours worked by industry sector

The ABS has developed a new seasonally adjusted quarterly measure of aggregate monthly hours worked based on industry sectors. The industry sectors are based on Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification 2006 and are as follows:
  • Market;
      • Agriculture;
      • Market excluding agriculture (rest of market);
  • Non-market;
      • Education;
      • Non-market excluding education (rest of non-market);
  • Total (Market and Non-Market).

This measure is a quarterly flow measure and will be released for the quarters ending March, June, September and December.

The methodology used to create this measure is similar to that used to create aggregate monthly hours worked by sex, released in Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, Australia (cat. no. 6290.55.001).

This measure will be presented on the ABS web site in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) as a time series spreadsheet titled Table 20. Quarterly measure of aggregate monthly hours worked by industry sector.


Time series spreadsheet layouts

In the February 2010 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) there will be changes made to the format of the existing time series spreadsheet released on the ABS web site as Table 19. Aggregate monthly hours worked by Sex - Trend and Seasonally adjusted to present the expansion of the aggregate monthly hours worked measures.

Refer below for detailed layout of the time series spreadsheet: Table 19. Aggregate monthly hours worked by Sex - Trend and Seasonally adjusted.

Table 19. Aggregate monthly hours worked

Aggregate monthly hours worked
Series type
Series identification
Series start
Series end
Data type
Frequency

Full time Males
Trend
A3346485V
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Full time Females
Trend
A3346488A
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Full time Persons
Trend
A3346491R
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Part time Males
Trend
A3346486W
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Part time Females
Trend
A3346489C
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Part time Persons
Trend
A3346492T
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Total Males
Trend
A3346484T
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Total Females
Trend
A3346487X
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Total Persons
Trend
A3346490L
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Full time Males
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346476T
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Full time Females
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346479X
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Full time Persons
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346482L
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Part time Males
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346477V
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Part time Females
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346480J
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Part time Persons
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346483R
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Total Males
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346475R
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Total Females
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346478W
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month
Total Persons
Seasonally Adjusted
A3346481K
Jul 78
Feb 10
FLOW
Month



In addition, in the March 2010 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) a new time series spreadsheet will be released on the ABS web site as Table 20. Quarterly measure of aggregate monthly hours worked by Industry sector.

The existing tables: Table 20. Labour underutilisation by Age and Sex - Trend, Seasonally adjusted and Original; and Table 21. Labour underutilisation by State and Sex - Trend, Seasonally adjusted and Original; will be renumbered to Table 21 and Table 22 respectively.

Refer below for detailed layout of the time series spreadsheet: Table 20. Quarterly measure of aggregate monthly hours worked by Industry sector - Seasonally adjusted.

Table 20. Quarterly measure of aggregate monthly hours worked by industry sector

Aggregate monthly hours worked
Series type
Series identification
Series start
Series end
Data type
Frequency

Agriculture
Seasonally Adjusted
A3539308V
Dec 84
Mar 10
FLOW
Quarter
Market excluding Agriculture (Rest of Market)
Seasonally Adjusted
A3539305L
Dec 84
Mar 10
FLOW
Quarter
Market
Seasonally Adjusted
A3539309W
Dec 84
Mar 10
FLOW
Quarter
Education
Seasonally Adjusted
A3539306R
Dec 84
Mar 10
FLOW
Quarter
Non Market excluding Education (Rest of Non Market)
Seasonally Adjusted
A3539307T
Dec 84
Mar 10
FLOW
Quarter
Non Market
Seasonally Adjusted
A3539310F
Dec 84
Mar 10
FLOW
Quarter
Total (Industry ANZSIC06)
Seasonally Adjusted
A3539311J
Dec 84
Mar 10
FLOW
Quarter




FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information on this article, data supporting the article or the methodology used to construct these estimates, contact Labour Force Estimates on (02) 6252 6525 or e-mail <labourforce@abs.gov.au>.

For more details on the hours concepts collected in the Labour Force Survey and other labour collections, see Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).

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