Australian Bureau of Statistics
6222.0 - Job Search Experience, Australia, Jul 2003
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/02/2004
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Active steps taken to find work
All difficulties in finding work
All difficulties in finding work experienced by unemployed persons during the current period of unemployment.
All steps taken to find work
All steps taken by unemployed persons in their search for work during the current period of unemployment.
All steps taken to attain work
All steps taken to attain a job by persons who started their current job in the last 12 months, but not necessarily only the steps taken to attain their current job.
Bachelor Degree or above
Bachelor Degree or above includes qualifications at the Post Graduate Degree Level, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Level and Bachelor Degree Level.
Centrelink is a statutory authority responsible for delivering a range of Commonwealth Government services, including the registration of persons for job search assistance and income support.
Certificate not further defined
Survey responses are coded to Certificate not further defined (n.f.d.) when there is not enough information to code them to Certificate I, II, III or IV in the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), Level of Education Classification.
Contributing family workers
A person who works without pay, in an economic enterprise operated by a relative.
Duration of current period of unemployment
The elapsed period to the end of the reference week since a person began looking for work, or since a person last worked for two weeks or more, whichever is the shorter. Brief periods of work (of less than two weeks) since the person began looking for work are disregarded.
Persons aged 15 years and over who, during the reference week:
A person who works for a public or private employer and receives remuneration in wages, salary, a retainer fee from their employer while working on a commission basis, tips, piece rates, or payment in kind, or a person who operates their own incorporated enterprise with or without hiring employees.
Employed in own business
Persons who worked in their own business, with or without employees, whether the business is incorporated or not. Those who work in their own incorporated enterprise are classified as employees under 'status in employment'. Those who work in their own unincorporated enterprise are classified under 'status in employment' as employers if their business has employees or own account workers if they do not. In this survey, these people are not asked about their job search experience.
Employed not in own business
Employees excluding persons working in their own incorporated business; and contributing family workers.
Two or more related persons, one of whom is at least 15 years of age, who are related by blood, marriage (registered or de facto), adoption, step or fostering; and who are usually resident in the same household. The basis of a family is formed by identifying the presence of a couple relationship, lone parent-child relationship or other blood relationship. Some households will therefore contain more than one family. Further details on the determination of family relationships are given in Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0).
Employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and others who, although usually working less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
An enterprise which is registered as a separate legal entity to its members or owners (also known as a limited liability company).
All occurrences of industry in this publication refer to Division, as classified by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 1993 (cat. no. 1292.0).
Unemployed persons who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job voluntarily, for example, because of unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours; the job was a holiday job or they left the job to return to studies; or their last job was running their own business and they closed down or sold that business for reasons other than financial difficulties.
Unemployed persons who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job involuntarily, that is, were laid off or retrenched from that job; left that job because of their own ill-health or injury; the job was seasonal or temporary; or their last job was running their own business and the business closed down because of financial difficulties.
Job Network employment agency
The Job Network is a national network of private, community and government organisations on contract to the government to provide employment placement services to the community. Jobseekers who are registered with Centrelink for job search assistance are able to contact any Job Network provider in their area to receive this service.
Level of highest educational attainment
Level of highest educational attainment identifies the highest achievement a person has attained in any area of study. It is defined as the highest educational attainment a person has achieved, and is not a measurement of relative importance of different fields of study.
Level of highest non-school qualification
Non-school qualifications are awarded for educational attainments other than those of pre-primary, primary or secondary education. They include qualifications at the Post Graduate Degree Level, Master Degree Level, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Level, Bachelor Degree Level, Advanced Diploma and Diploma level, and Certificates I, II, III and IV levels. Non-school qualifications may be attained concurrently with school qualifications.
Looking for full-time work
Unemployed persons who:
Looking for part-time work
Unemployed persons who:
Main difficulty in finding work
The main difficulty in finding work experienced during the current period of unemployment.
Main English-speaking countries
Main English-speaking countries are the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, the United States of America and New Zealand.
Mean duration of current period of unemployment
The duration obtained by dividing the aggregate number of weeks a group has been unemployed by the number of persons in that group.
Median duration of current period of unemployment
The duration which divides unemployed persons into two equal size groups, one comprising persons whose duration of unemployment is above the median, and the other, persons whose duration is below it.
Number of offers of employment
The number of separate offers of employment received during the current period of unemployment.
All occurrences of occupation in this publication relate to Major Group as defined by the ASCO - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, (cat. no. 1220.0).
Number of spells of looking for work in the previous 12 months
The number of times the person reported being out of work and looking for a job during the 12 months up to the end of the reference week.
Employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and who did so during the reference week in their current job.
Prefers to work more hours
Whether an employed person who usually works part-time hours would prefer to work more hours.
Status in employment
Employed persons classified by whether they were employees, employers, own account workers or contributing family workers.
Time spent looking for work in the previous 12 months
The total number of weeks a person has been both out of work and looking for work at the same time during the 12 months up to the end of the reference week. Excludes the time a person spent looking for work while on holiday from a job and any weeks in which the person did any work at all.
Persons aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
Whether had prior knowledge that job was available
Whether an employed person knew that a job was available with their current employer before making an approach to the employer for a job.
Whether first job ever held lasting two weeks or more
Whether the job currently held by an employed person is the first job they have ever held lasting two weeks or more.
Whether has ever worked for two weeks or more
Whether an unemployed person has previously held a job lasting two weeks or more.
Whether out of work prior to starting job
Whether an employed person was unemployed prior to starting the job they currently held.
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