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6220.0 - Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2009   
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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 may also be available on request.

The population(s) for a particular data item refers to the person in the survey to whom the data item relates.

For more information about ABS data available on request, contact Labour Market Statistics on Canberra (02)6252 7206, or by facsimile on (02)6252 7102, or by email to <labour.statistics@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 job seekers


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 because they were caring for children, who wanted to work but 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 items Populations

1 State or territory of usual residence All
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
2 Area of usual residence All
State capital city
Balance of state/territory
3 Region of usual residence All
Standard labour force dissemination regions
4 Sex All
Males
Females
5 Marital status All
Married
Not married
6 Relationship in household All
Family member
Husband, wife or partner
With dependants
Without dependants
Lone parent
With dependants
Without dependants
Dependent student
Non-dependent child
Other family person
Non-family member
Lone person
Not living alone
Relationship not determined
7A Country of birth and period of arrival All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Arrived before 1971
Arrived 1971-1980
Arrived 1981-1990
Arrived 1991-2000
Arrived 2001 to survey date
7B Country of birth (1) All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Born in main English-speaking countries
Born in other than main English-speaking countries
7C Country 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
8 Age group (years) All
15-19
20-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70 and over
Note: Age collected in single years
9 Full-time study status (15-24 year olds) All
Were full-time students
Were not full-time students
Did not know
10A Persons not in the labour force summary variable 1, 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
10B Marginal attachment summary variable 3
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
11 Whether wanted to work 1, 8, 10
Wanted to work
Might want to work
Did not want to work
Did not know
12 Whether looked for work in the last 12 months All
Had looked for work
Less than 5 weeks ago
5 weeks and less than 8 weeks ago
8 weeks and less than 13 weeks ago
13-52 weeks ago
13 weeks and less than 26 weeks ago
26 weeks and less than 39 weeks ago
39-52 weeks ago
Had not looked for work
13 Main activity when not in the labour force All
Retired or voluntarily inactive
Home duties
Caring for children
Attending an educational institution
Own long-term health condition or disability
Own short-term illness or injury
Looking after ill or disabled person
Travel, holiday or leisure activity
Working in unpaid voluntary job
Other
14A Time since last job All
Had a job
Under 12 months
1 week and under 4 weeks
4 weeks and under 8 weeks
8 weeks and under 13 weeks
13 weeks and under 26 weeks
26 weeks and under 39 weeks
39 weeks and under 52 weeks
1 year and under 3 years
3 years and under 10 years
3 years and under 5 years
5 years and under 10 years
10 years or more
10 years and under 20 years
20 years or more
Never had a job
14B Whether had a job in the last 20 years All
Had a job
Last job less than 20 years ago
Last job 20 or more years ago
Never had a job
15 Reason for ceasing last job All
Had a job
Job loser
Retrenched, made redundant, employer went out of business, dismissed, no work was available
Job was temporary or seasonal
Own short-term illness or injury
Own business closed down for economic reasons
Job leaver
Unsatisfactory work arrangements
Retired, did not work any longer
Own long-term health condition or disability
Returned to studies
Pregnancy or to have children
To get married
To look after family, house or someone else
To have holidays, moved house or spouse transferred
Own business closed down for other than economic reasons
Other
Never had a job
16 Occupation of last job All
Last job less than 20 years ago
Managers
Professionals
Technicians and trades workers
Community and personal service workers
Clerical and administrative workers
Sales workers
Machinery operators and drivers
Labourers
Last job 20 or more years ago
Never had a job
17A Status in employment of last job (1) All
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
17B Status in employment of last job (2) All
Last job less than 20 years ago
Employee
Own account worker/Employer
Other
Last job 20 or more years ago
Never had a job
18 Full-time or part-time status of last job All
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
19A Intention to enter the labour force All
Intended to enter
Might enter
Did not intend to enter
Did not know
Permanently unable to work
Not applicable (full-time student)
19B Intention to enter the labour force in the next 12 months All
Intended to enter
Might enter
Did not intend to enter
Did not know
Permanently unable to work
20 Full-time or part-time preference 2-7
Full-time
Part-time
No preference
Undecided
21 Main reason for not actively looking for work 4
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
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 short-term illness or injury
Own long-term health condition or disability
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
Caring for children
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 reasons
Other family considerations
No jobs in suitable hours
Other reasons
Had a job to go to
Did not know
22 All reasons for not actively looking for work 4
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 short-term illness or injury
Own long-term health condition or disability
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
Caring for children
Other family considerations
No jobs in suitable hours
Other reasons
Had a job to go to
Did not know
23 Main reason not working due to caring for children 7
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
24 Main reason not available to start work within four weeks 6
Personal reasons
Own short-term illness or injury
Own long-term health condition or 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
25 All reasons not available to start work within four weeks 6
Personal reasons
Own short-term illness or injury
Own long-term health condition or disability
Pregnancy
Studying or returning to studies
Moved house or holidays
Family reasons
Ill health of other than self
Caring for children
On a job-related training program
Other reasons
26 Age of youngest child 7
0-2 years
3-4 years
5 years
6-9 years
10-12 years
27 Number of children 7
Aged 0-2 years
Aged 3-4 years
Aged 5 years
Aged 6-9 years
Aged 10-12 years




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