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6222.0 - Job Search Experience, Australia, Jul 2006  
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APPENDIX 2 POPULATIONS AND DATA ITEMS LIST


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The ABS has a range of data available on request from the Job Search Experience Survey. This section lists the data items and populations which relate to the survey. More detailed breakdowns of some data items are also 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 ABS data available on request, contact Sarah Dexter on Canberra (02) 6252 7246, or by facsimile (02) 6252 7512, or by email to <sarah.dexter@abs.gov.au>.


Population 1

Unemployed persons.


Population 2

Employed persons who started their current job in the previous 12 months.

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 and over
Note: Age collected in single years.
9 Level of highest educational attainment All
Postgraduate Degree
Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate
Bachelor Degree
Advanced Diploma/Diploma
Certificate III/IV
Certificate I/II
Certificate not further defined
Year 12
Year 11
Year 10 or below
Other education
Level not determined
No educational attainment
10 Level of highest non-school qualification All
With a non-school qualification
Postgraduate Degree
Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate
Bachelor Degree
Advanced Diploma/Diploma
Certificate III/IV
Certificate I/II
Certificate not further defined
Level not determined
Without a non-school qualification
11 Highest year of school completed All
Year 12
Year 11
Year 10
Year 9
Year 8 or below
Never attended school
12 Highest non-school qualification and whether qualification obtained overseas or within Australia All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
With a non-school qualification
Qualification obtained overseas
Qualification obtained in Australia
Without a non-school qualification
13A Number of jobs started in the previous 12 months All
None
One
Two
Three or more
13B Number of jobs lasting two weeks or more started in the previous 12 months All
None
One
Two
Three or more
14 All steps taken to find work/attain job All
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink
touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace
noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Network employment agency
Checked with other employment agency
Looked at advertisements for jobs in a newspaper
Looked at advertisements for jobs on the internet
Looked at advertisements for jobs on Centrelink touchscreens
Looked at advertisements for jobs on workplace noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Did not take steps to find work/attain job
Other
Employed persons in own business
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
15 Whether looking for full-time or part-time work 1
Looking for full-time work
Looking for part-time work
16 Number of hours of work sought 1
1-15
16-29
30-34
35-39
40
41-44
45-48
49 or more
Did not know
Note: Collected in single hours.
17 Duration of current period of unemployment 1
Under 1 year
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 year and over
1 and under 2 years
2 years and over
18 Whether registered with Centrelink as a job seeker 1
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Not registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
19A All steps taken to find work 1
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink
touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace
noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Network employment agency
Checked with other employment agency
Looked at advertisements for jobs in a newspaper
Looked at advertisements for jobs on the internet
Looked at advertisements for jobs on Centrelink touchscreens
Looked at advertisements for jobs on workplace noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Did not take steps to find work
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
19B Active steps taken to find work 1
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink
touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace
noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Took no active steps
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
19C Active steps taken to find work while registered with a Job Network employment agency 1
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink
touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace
noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Took no active steps
Not registered with a Job Network employment agency
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
19D Whether registered with a Job Network employment agency 1
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Not registered with a Job Network employment agency
20 Number of offers of employment in the current period of unemployment 1
None
One
Two
Three or more
21A All difficulties in finding work 1
Too many applicants for available jobs
Lacked necessary skills or education
Considered too young by employers
Considered too old by employers
Insufficient work experience
No vacancies at all
No vacancies in line of work
Too far to travel/transport
problems
Own ill health or disability
Language difficulties
Unsuitable hours
Difficulties with finding child
care
Other family responsibilities
Difficulties because of ethnic background
Other difficulties
No difficulties at all
No feedback from employers
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
21B Main difficulty in finding work 1
Too many applicants for available jobs
Lacked necessary skills or education
Considered too young by employers
Considered too old by employers
Insufficient work experience
No vacancies at all
No vacancies in line of work
Too far to travel/transport
problems
Own ill health or disability
Language difficulties
Unsuitable hours
Difficulties with finding child
care
Other family responsibilities
Difficulties because of ethnic background
Other difficulties
No difficulties at all
No feedback from employers
22 Number of spells of looking for work in the previous 12 months 1
One
Two
Three or more
23 Time spent looking for work in the previous 12 months 1
1 and under 2 weeks
2 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
52 weeks
24 Whether had ever worked for two weeks or more 1
Had previously worked
Last job less than 2 years ago
Last job 2 years or more
ago
Had never worked
25 Status in employment of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Employees
Employers
Own account workers
Contributing family workers
Unpaid voluntary workers
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
26 Occupation of last job 1
Last job less than 2 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 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
27 Industry of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Mining
Manufacturing
Electricity, gas and water supply
Construction
Wholesale trade
Retail trade
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
Transport and storage
Communication services
Finance and insurance
Property and business services
Government administration and defence
Education
Health and community
services
Cultural and recreational services
Personal and other services
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
28 Whether worked full time or
part time in last job
1
Worked full time
Worked part time
Had never worked
29 Duration of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Less than 1 year
2 and under 4 weeks
4 and under 8 weeks
8 and under 26 weeks
26 and under 52 weeks
1 and under 2 years
2 and under 5 years
5 years and over
Unpaid voluntary worker
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
30 Reason for ceasing last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Job loser
Laid off or retrenched
Job was temporary or seasonal
Own ill health or disability
Own business closed down for economic reasons
Job leaver
Unsatisfactory work arrangements
Holiday job/returned to studies
Other
Unpaid voluntary worker
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
31 Whether had job to go to lasting two weeks or more 1
Had a job to go to
Did not have a job to go to
32 Status in employment in current job 2
Employees
Employers
Own account workers
Contributing family workers
33 Whether first job ever held lasting two weeks or more 2
Employed persons not in own business
First job ever held
Had worked before
Out of work prior to starting
job
Changed employer to start
job
Employed persons in own business
34 Whether employed in own business 2
Employed in own business
Not employed in own business
35 All steps taken to attain job 2
Employed persons not in own business
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Network employment agency
Checked with other employment agency
Looked at advertisements for jobs in a newspaper
Looked at advertisements for jobs on the internet
Looked at advertisements for jobs on Centrelink touchscreens
Looked at advertisements for jobs on workplace noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Did not take steps to attain job
Employed persons in own
business
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
36 Whether job seeker approached employer 2
Employed persons not in own business
Job seeker approached employer
Employer approached job seeker
Employed persons in own business
37 Whether had prior knowledge that job was available 2
Employed persons not in own business
Had prior knowledge that job or work was available through:
Job Network employment agency
Other employment agency
School programs
Careers service at educational institution
Advertisements in a newspaper
Advertisements on the internet
Advertisements on Centrelink touchscreens
Advertisements on workplace
noticeboards
Friends, relatives or company contacts
Other sources
Did not have prior knowledge that job was available
Employed persons in own business
38 Role of Job Network in job attainment 2
Employed persons not in own business
Job Network helped job seeker to obtain job in some way
Job Network did not help job seeker to obtain job in any way
Did not know
Did not use Job Network in job attainment
Employed persons in own business
39 Month started job 2
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
40 Duration of looking for work before being offered job 2
Less than 1 year
1 and under 4 weeks
4 and under 8 weeks
8 and under 13 weeks
13 and under 26 weeks
26 and under 52 weeks
1 and under 2 years
2 and under 5 years
5 years and over
Did not look for work
Note: Available in single weeks/years.
41 Occupation of current job 2
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
42 Full-time or part-time status of employment 2
Full-time workers
Part-time workers
43 Whether preferred to work more hours than usually worked 2
Usually worked part-time hours
Preferred to work more hours
Did not prefer to work more hours
Did not know
Usually worked full-time hours
44 Employment type in main job 2
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
Contributing family workers
45 Employment type in current job 2
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
Contributing family workers
46 Whether had paid leave entitlements in current job 2
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
Owner managers and contributing family workers
47 Whether entitled to paid sick leave in current job 2
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
Entitled to paid sick leave
Not entitled to paid sick leave
Did not know
Owner managers and contributing family workers
48 Whether entitled to paid holiday leave in current job 2
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
Entitled to paid holiday leave
Not entitled to paid holiday leave
Did not know
Owner managers and contributing family workers



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