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6209.0 - Labour Mobility, Australia, Feb 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/10/2008   
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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK


LABOUR MOBILITY

The following diagram illustrates the conceptual framework for the 2008 Labour Mobility Survey. People aged 15 years and over were classified according to the duration of their employment with their employer/business at February 2008 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 at February 2008, had worked 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.

Those who had not changed their employer/business in the 12 months to February 2008 consists of people who were working with their employer/business at February 2008 for less than 12 months and reported they had not changed, and those people who had worked with their employer/business at February 2008 for one year or more. Information about the latter group are presented separately.

Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) who at February 2008, 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 2008. 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 2008.

Information was also collected from people who were not working at February 2008 who had ceased a job in the previous 12 months.

Diagram: Conceptual framework, Labour Mobility Survey


END NOTES

1. Refer to the Glossary under 'Employment type'.

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


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