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6206.0 - Labour Force Experience, Australia, Feb 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/07/2005   
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Employed


People aged 15 and over who, during the reference week:

  • worked for one hour or more for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind, in a job or business or on a farm (comprising employees, employers and own account workers); or
  • worked for one hour or more without pay in a family business or on a farm (i.e. contributing family workers); or
  • were employees who had a job but were not at work and were:
      • away from work for less than four weeks up to the end of the reference week; or
      • away from work for more than four weeks up to the end of the reference week and received pay for some or all of the four week period to the end of the reference week; or
      • away from work as a standard work or shift arrangement; or
      • on strike or locked out; or
      • on workers' compensation and expected to return to their job; or
  • were employers or own account workers who had a job, business or farm, but were not at work.

Industry


Classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 1993 (cat. no. 1292.0). In this publication, industry relates to the main job and is shown at the ANZSIC Division level.


In the labour force at some time during the year


People who had worked or looked for work for one week or more during the year.


In the labour force for the whole year


People who had either worked or looked for work every week for the whole year.


In the labour force for part of the year


People who had either worked or looked for work for one week or more during the year, but had some weeks when neither activity was undertaken.


Looked for work at some time during the year


People who looked for work for one week or more during the year.


Main English-speaking countries


Comprises the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, the United States of America and New Zealand.


Mean duration of time spent looking for work


Obtained by dividing the aggregate number of weeks a group has been looking for work by the number of people in that group.


Median duration of time spent looking for work


The duration which divides people who looked for work into two equal groups, one comprising people whose time spent looking for work during the year is above the median, and the other, people whose time spent looking is below it.


Not in the labour force at some time during the year


People who had neither worked nor looked for work for one week or more during the year.


Number of employers/businesses during the year


The number of employers/businesses a person worked for during they year.


Number of spells of looking for work during the year


The number of different periods, including the current period, during which a person was not working but was looking for a job.


Occupation


Classified according to ASCO - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition (cat. no. 1220.0). In this publication, occupation relates to the main job and is shown at the Major Group level.


Time in the labour force during the year


The total number of weeks a person reported as having either worked or looked for work.


Time not in the labour force during the year


The total number of weeks a person reported as having neither worked nor looked for work.


Time spent looking for work during the year


The total number of weeks a person spent looking for work, while not working.


Time worked during the year


The total number of weeks a person reported as having either worked or been on paid leave. Periods of one week or more on strike or time off without pay are not classified as time worked.


Time worked full time during the year


The total number of weeks a person reported as having either worked or been on paid leave during the year, minus any weeks during the year where they reported working part time.


Time worked part time during the year


The response given by a respondent to the question 'For how many weeks did you work part time?'.


Unemployed


People aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:

  • had actively looked for full time or part time work at any time in the four weeks up to the end of the reference week and were available for work in the reference week; or
  • were waiting to start a new job within four weeks from the end of the reference week and could have started in the reference week if the job had been available then.

Worked


Activity in a job, business or farm, for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind; or any activity in a family business that contributed to the operation of that business although no payment was received. Includes being absent, but on paid leave, from such activity.


Worked at some time during the year


People who reported having worked and/or been on paid leave for one week or more during the year.


Worked for part of the year


People who reported having worked and/or been on paid leave for part of the year.


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