6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Oct 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/11/2009   
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AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED TREND ESTIMATES


MALES

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked by males rose from 847 million in October 1999 to 850 million in January 2000. The trend then generally fell to 828 million in April 2001 before rising to stand at 959 million in July 2008. From its peak in July 2008, the trend then fell to 928 million in June 2009 before increasing to stand at 932 million in October 2009.

Graph: MALES


FEMALES

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked by females has generally risen from 473 million in October 1999 to 593 million in July 2008. The trend has since fallen to stand at 587 million in October 2009.

Graph: FEMALES


PERSONS

The trend estimate of aggregate hours worked rose from 1,320 million in October 1999 to 1,331 million in February 2000. The trend then generally fell to 1,315 million in November 2001 before generally rising to stand at 1,551 million in July 2008. From its peak in July 2008, the trend then fell to 1,516 million in June 2009 before increasing to stand at 1,518 million in October 2009.

Graph: PERSONS