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6220.0 - Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2004  
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APPENDIX 1 POPULATIONS AND DATA ITEMS LIST


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The ABS has a range of data available on request from the Persons Not in the Labour Force Survey. This section lists the data items and populations which relate to the survey. More detailed breakdowns of some data items are available on request.


The population(s) for a particular data item refers to the persons in the survey to whom the data relates. Where alternative output categories are available for the same data item, these are shown and the data item name is followed by a bracketed numeral (e.g. Country of birth(2)).


For more information about the ABS data available on request, contact Barbara Finch on Canberra (02) 6252 7206, or by facsimile on (02) 6252 7512, or by email to<barb.finch@abs.gov.au>.


Population 1

Persons not in the labour force


Population 2

Persons not in the labour force who wanted to work


Population 3

Persons not in the labour force with marginal attachment to the labour force


Population 4

Persons not in the labour force who wanted to work but were not actively looking for work and were available to start work within four weeks


Population 5

Persons not in the labour force who were discouraged jobseekers


Population 6

Persons not in the labour force who wanted to work but were not actively looking for work and were not available to start work within four weeks


Population 7

Persons not in the labour force for child care reasons who wanted to work but were not actively looking for work


Population 8

Persons not in the labour force who previously had a job


Population 9

Persons not in the labour force without marginal attachment to the labour force


Population 10

Persons not in the labour force whose last job was less than 20 years ago

Data itemsPopulations

1State or territory of usual residenceAll
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
2Area of usual residenceAll
State capital city
Balance of state/territory
3Region of usual residenceAll
Standard labour force dissemination regions
4SexAll
Males
Females
5Marital statusAll
Married
Not married
6Relationship in householdAll
Family member
Husband, wife or partner
With dependents
Without dependents
Lone Parent
With dependents
Without dependents
Dependent student
Non-dependent child
Other family person
Non-family member or person living alone
Lone person
Not living alone
Relationship not determined
7ACountry of birth and period of arrivalAll
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Arrived before 1971
Arrived 1971-1980
Arrived 1981-1990
Arrived 1991-2000
Arrived 2001 to survey date
Note: Year of arrival collected in single years
7BCountry of birth (1)All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Born in main English-speaking countries
Born in other than main English-speaking countries
7CCountry of birth (2)All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Oceania and Antarctica
North-West Europe
Southern and Eastern Europe
North Africa and the Middle East
South-East Asia
North-East Asia
Southern and Central Asia
Americas
Sub-Saharan Africa
8Age group (years)All
15-19
20-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
Note: Age collected in single years
9Persons not in the Labour Force Summary Variable1, 8, 10
With marginal attachment to the labour force
Wanted to work and were actively looking for work
Were available to start work within four weeks
Were not available to start work within four weeks
Wanted to work but were not actively looking for work and were available to start work within four weeks
Discouraged job seekers
Other
Without marginal attachment to the labour force
Wanted to work but were not actively looking for work and were not available to start work within four weeks
Did not want to work
Permanently unable to work
10Whether wanted to work1, 8, 10
Wanted to work
Might want to work
Did not want to work
Did not know
11Whether looked for work in the last 12 monthsAll
Had looked for work
Less than 5 weeks ago
5 and less than 8 weeks ago
8 and less than 13 weeks ago
13-52 weeks ago
13 and less than 26 weeks ago
26 and less than 39 weeks ago
39-52 weeks ago
Had not looked for work
12Main activity when not in the labour forceAll
Retired or voluntarily inactive
Home duties or child care
Attending an educational institution
Own disability or handicap
Own illness or injury
Looking after ill or disabled person
Travel, holiday or leisure activity
Working in unpaid voluntary job
Other
13Time since last jobAll
Had a job
Under 12 months
1 and under 4 weeks
4 and under 8 weeks
8 and under 13 weeks
13 and under 26 weeks
26 and under 39 weeks
39 and under 52 weeks
1 and under 3 years
3 and under 10 years
3 and under 5 years
5 and under 10 years
10 years or more
10 and under 20 years
20 years or more
Never had a job
14Reason for ceasing last jobAll
Had a job
Job loser
Retrenched, dismissed
Job was temporary or seasonal
Own ill health or injury
Business closed down for economic reasons
Job leaver
Unsatisfactory work arrangements
Retired, did not want to work any longer
Own disability or handicap
Returned to studies
Pregnancy or to have children
To get married
To look after family, house or someone else
To have holiday, moved house or spouse transferred
Business closed down for other reasons
Other
Never had a job
15Occupation in last jobAll
Last job less than 20 years ago
Managers and administrators
Professionals
Associate professionals
Tradespersons and related workers
Advanced clerical and service workers
Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers
Intermediate production and transport workers
Elementary clerical, sales and service workers
Labourers and related workers
Last job 20 or more years ago
Never had a job
16Status in employment in last jobAll
Last job less than 20 years ago
Employer
Own account worker
Employee
Contributing family worker
Unpaid voluntary worker
Last job 20 or more years ago
Never had a job
16AStatus in employment in last jobAll
Last job less than 20 years ago
Employee
Own account worker/Employer
Other
Last job 20 or more years ago
Never had a job
17Full-time or part-time status in last jobAll
Last job less than 20 years ago
Full-time
Part-time
Varied/did not know
Last job 20 or more years ago
Never had a job
18AIntention to enter the labour forceAll
Intended to enter the labour force
Might enter the labour force
Did not intend to enter the labour force
Did not know
Permanently unable to work
Not applicable (full-time student)
18BIntention to enter the labour force in the next 12 monthsAll
Intended to enter the labour force in the next 12 months
Might enter the labour force in the next 12 months
Did not intend to enter the labour force in the next 12 months
Did not know
Permanently unable to work
19Full-time or part-time preference2-7
Full-time
Part-time
No preference
Undecided
20Main reason for not actively looking for work4
Discouraged job seekers
Considered too young by employers
Considered too old by employers
Lacked the necessary schooling, training, skills or experience
Difficulties because of language or ethnic background
No jobs in locality or line of work
No jobs at all
Other reasons
Personal reasons
Own ill health, physical disability or pregnancy
Attending an educational institution
Had no need to work
Welfare payments or pension may be affected
Moved house or holidays
Family reasons
Ill health of other than self
Child care
No child care in locality
No child care available at all
Cost or too expensive
Booked out or no places available
Children too young or too old
Prefers to look after children
Quality of child care unsuitable
Other child care reasons
Other family considerations
No jobs in suitable hours
Other reasons
Had a job to go to
Did not know
21All reasons for not actively looking for work4
Discouraged job seekers
Considered too young by employers
Considered too old by employers
Lacked the necessary schooling, training, skills or experience
Difficulties because of language or ethnic background
No jobs in locality or line of work
No jobs at all
Other reasons
Personal reasons
Own ill health, physical disability or pregnancy
Attending an educational institution
Had no need to work
Welfare payments or pension may be affected
Moved house or holidays
Family reasons
Ill health other than self
Child care
Other family considerations
No jobs in suitable hours
Other reasons
Had a job to go to
Did not know
22Whether available for work-child care reasons4, 7
Available for work but not looking for child care reasons
Child care was a reason for not looking
Child care was the main reason for not looking
Not available for work for child care reasons
Not applicable
23Reason not available to start work within four weeks6
Personal reasons
Own ill health, physical disability
Pregnancy
Studying or returning to studies
Moved house or holidays
Family reasons
Ill health of other than self
Unable to find suitable child care
Children too young or preferred to look after children
On a job-related training program
Other reasons
24Marginal attachment summary variable3
Wanted to work and were actively looking for work
Were available to start work within four weeks
Were not available to start work within four weeks
Wanted to work but were not actively looking for work and were available to start work within four weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
Other
25Age of youngest child7
0-2 years
3-4 years
5 years
6-9 years
10-11 years
26Number of children7
Aged 0-2 years
Aged 3-4 years
Aged 5 years
Aged 6-9 years
Aged 10-11 years



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