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6222.0 - Job Search Experience, Australia, Jul 2011 Quality Declaration 
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APPENDIX 3 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 people 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 Client Services Section in Canberra on (02) 6252 7400, or via email to <information.consultancy@abs.gov.au>.


Population 1

Unemployed persons.


Population 2

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


Population 3

Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) who started their current job in the previous 12 months.


Population 4

Owner managers who started their current business in the previous 12 months.


Population 5

Persons employed for more than a year in their current job who looked for work 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 related individual
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 Number of children in family aged under 15 years All
Had children under 15 years
1 child
2 children
3 children
4 children
5 children
6 or more children
Did not have children under 15 years
10 Level of highest educational attainment 1,2,3,4
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
11 Level of highest non-school qualification 1,2,3,4
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
12 Highest year of school completed 1,2,3,4
Year 12
Year 11
Year 10
Year 9
Year 8 or below
Never attended school
13 Highest non-school qualification and whether qualification obtained overseas or within Australia 1,2,3,4
Born in Australia
Born overseas
With a non-school qualification
Qualification obtained overseas
Qualification obtained in Australia
Without a non-school qualification
14A Number of jobs started in the previous 12 months 1,2,3,4
None
One
Two
Three or more
14B Number of jobs lasting two weeks or more started in the previous 12 months 1,2,3,4
None
One
Two
Three or more
15 All steps taken to find work/attain a job 1,3,5
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 noticeboards
Had an interview
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Services Australia provider
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Services Australia provider
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 noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Did not take steps to find work/attain a job
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
16 Whether looked for full-time or part-time work 1
Looked for full-time work
Looked for part-time work
17 Preferred number of hours 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.
18 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
19 Whether has been registered with Centrelink as a job seeker 1
Has been registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Has not been registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
20A 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 noticeboards
Had an interview
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Services Australia provider
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Services Australia provider
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 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.
20B 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 noticeboards
Had an interview
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Services Australia provider
Registered with other employment agency
Took no active steps
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
20C Active steps taken to find work and whether has been registered with a Job Services Australia provider 1
Has been registered with a Job Services Australia provider
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
Had an interview
Answered an advertisement for a job on noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Took no active steps
Has not been registered with a Job Services Australia provider
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
20D Whether has been registered with a Job Services Australia provider All
Has been registered with a Job Services Australia provider
Has not been registered with a Job Services Australia provider
21A Number of offers of employment in the current period of unemployment 1
None
One
Two
Three or more
21B Whether turned down job offers (in current period of unemployment) 1
Turned down offers
Had not turned down offers
Had not received offers
21C Reasons for turning down job offers (in current period of unemployment) 1
Unsuitable job conditions
Unsatisfactory pay/conditions
Hours unsuitable
Other unsuitable job conditions
Personal reasons
Family reasons
Other
Had not turned down offers
Had not received offers
21D Main reason for turning down job offers (in current period of unemployment) 1
Unsuitable job conditions
Unsatisfactory pay/conditions
Hours unsuitable
Other unsuitable job conditions
Personal reasons
Family reasons
Other
Had not turned down offers
Had not received offers
22A 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 feed back from employers
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
22B 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
No feedback from employers
Other difficulties
No difficulties at all
23 Number of spells of looking for work in the previous 12 months 1
One
Two
Three or more
Did not look for work
24 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
25 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
26 Status in employment of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Employees (including OMIEs)
Employers
Own account workers
Contributing family workers
Unpaid voluntary workers
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
27 Occupation of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Managers
Professionals
Technicians and trades workers
Community and personal service workers
Clerical and administrative workers
Sales workers
Machinery operators and drivers
Labourers
Unpaid voluntary workers
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
28 Industry of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Mining
Manufacturing
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
Construction
Wholesale trade
Retail trade
Accommodation and food services
Transport, postal and warehousing
Information media and telecommunications
Financial and insurance services
Rental, hiring and real estate services
Professional, scientific and technical services
Administrative and support services
Public administration and safety
Education and training
Health care and social assistance
Arts and recreation services
Other services
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
29 Whether worked full-time or part-time in last job 1
Worked full-time
Worked part-time
Had never worked
30 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
Last job 2 or more years ago
Unpaid voluntary worker
Had never worked
31 Reason for ceasing last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Lost a job
Laid off or retrenched
Job was temporary or seasonal
Own ill health or disability
Own business closed down for economic reasons
Left a job
Unsatisfactory work arrangements
Holiday job/returned to studies
Other
Unpaid voluntary worker
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
32 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
33 Status in employment in current job 2,3,4
Employees (including OMIEs)
Employers
Own account workers
34 Employment type in main job 2,3,4,5
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
Contributing family workers
35 Employment type in current job 2,3,4
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
36 Month started current job 2,3,4
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
37 Duration of looking for work before current job 2,3,4
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.
38 Occupation of current job 2,3,4
Managers
Professionals
Technicians and trades workers
Community and personal service workers
Clerical and administrative workers
Sales workers
Machinery operators and drivers
Labourers
39 Full-time or part-time status of current employment 2,3,4,5
Full-time workers
Part-time workers
40 Whether preferred to work more hours than usually worked 2,3,4
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
41 Whether had paid leave entitlements in current job 3
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
42 Whether entitled to paid sick leave in current job 3
Entitled to paid sick leave
Not entitled to paid sick leave
Did not know
43 Whether entitled to paid holiday leave in current job 3
Entitled to paid holiday leave
Not entitled to paid holiday leave
Did not know
44 Whether first job ever held lasting two weeks or more 2,3,4
First job ever held
Had worked before
Out of work prior to starting job
Not out of work prior to starting job
45 All steps taken to attain a job 3
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 noticeboards
Had an interview
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Services Australia provider
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Services Australia provider
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 noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Did not take steps to attain a job
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
46 Whether job seeker approached employer 3
Job seeker approached employer
Employer approached job seeker
47 Whether had prior knowledge that current job was available 3
Had prior knowledge that job or work was available
Job Services Australia provider
Other employment agency
School programs
Careers service at educational institution
Advertisements in a newspaper
Advertisements on the Internet
Advertisements on noticeboards
Friends, relatives or company contacts
Other sources
Did not have prior knowledge that job was available
48 Role of Job Services Australia in job attainment 3
Job Services Australia helped job seeker to obtain job in some way
Job Services Australia did not help job seeker to obtain job in any way
Did not know
Did not use Job Services Australia in job attainment
49 Whether considered starting or purchasing a business in the last 12 months 1,3,5
Had considered starting or purchasing a business
Had not considered starting or purchasing a business
Had started a business
Currently running a business
50 Reasons for not starting or purchasing a business in the last 12 months 1,3,5
Lack of finance
Lack of experience or skills
Lack of opportunity (market strength, etc)
Other
Had started a business
Currently running a business
Had not considered starting or purchasing a business
51 Whether started or purchased a business 4
Started up a business
Purchased a business
Both
Other
52 Reasons for starting or purchasing a business 4
Could not find a suitable job with an employer
Wanted to be own boss
Required/necessary for type of work
To employ family members
Financial gain
Control over working conditions
Other reasons
52A Main reason for starting or purchasing a business 4
Could not find a suitable job with an employer
Wanted to be own boss
Required/necessary for type of work
To employ family members
Financial gain
Control over working conditions
Other
53 All steps taken to find work in the previous 12 months 5
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 noticeboards
Had an interview
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Services Australia provider
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Services Australia provider
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 noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
54 Reasons for looking for other work while still employed 5
Wanted a change
Wanted better pay
Wanted better conditions
Wanted more hours
Other
55A All difficulties in getting another job 5
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 feed back from employers
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
55B Main difficulty in getting another job 5
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
No feedback from employers
Other difficulties
No difficulties at all




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