6209.0 - Labour Mobility, Australia, February 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2012   
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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK


LABOUR MOBILITY

The following diagram illustrates the conceptual framework for the 2012 Labour Mobility Survey. People aged 15 years and over were classified according to the duration of their employment with their employer/business at February 2012 into two key groups:

  • those who had been with their current employer/business for less than 12 months;
  • those who had been with their current employer/business for one year or more.

People who worked at February 2012, who had been with their current employer/business for less than 12 months, were asked whether they had changed their employer/business in the previous 12 months. Those who had changed employer/business were then asked if they had changed their occupation, industry, usual hours worked, or employment type, between their last and current employer/business.

People who had not changed their employer/business in the 12 months ending February 2012, are comprised of those who were working with their employer/business at February 2012 for less than 12 months and reported they had not changed employer/business, and those who had worked with their employer/business at February 2012 for one year or more. Information about the latter group is presented separately.

Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) who, at February 2012, had worked for their current employer/business for one year or more, were asked whether they had been promoted, transferred to a different position, changed occupation, or changed usual hours worked in the 12 months to February 2012. Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) who reported any of these changes, were considered to have had some change in work in the 12 months to February 2012.

Information was also collected from people who were not working at February 2012 who ceased a job in the previous 12 months.

Diagram: LABOUR MOBILITY


END NOTES

1. Refer to the glossary definition 'Employment type' for further information.

2. Either promoted, transferred to a different position, changed usual hours worked or changed occupation. Refer to the glossary definition 'Change in work' for further information.