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Two or more 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.
Full-time workers are employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually worked less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
Fully employed workers
Fully employed workers are employed persons who:
The civilian population can be split into two mutually exclusive groups: the labour force (employed and unemployed persons) and persons not in the labour force.
Looking for work with more hours
Looked for work with more hours at some time during the four weeks up to the end of the reference week.
Main English-speaking countries
The main English-speaking countries are the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, the United States of America and New Zealand.
Mean duration of insufficient work
The mean duration of insufficient work is obtained by dividing the aggregate number of weeks a group has had insufficient work by the number of persons in that group.
Mean preferred number of extra hours
The mean preferred number of extra hours is obtained by dividing the total preferred number of extra hours reported by a group by the number of persons in that group.
Median duration of insufficient work
The median duration of insufficient work is obtained by dividing underemployed workers into two equal groups, one comprising persons whose duration of insufficient work is above the median and the other, persons whose duration is below it.
Employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and either did so during the reference week, or were not at work during the reference week.
Preferred number of extra hours
The number of extra hours a week an underemployed worker would have preferred to work.
The week before the survey.
Relationship in household
The relationship of persons who live in the same household. Some households may contain more than one family.
Status in employment
Employed persons classified by whether they were employees, employers, own account workers, or contributing family workers.
Underemployed workers are employed persons who want, and are available for, more hours of work than they currently have. They comprise:
Usual number of hours
The number of hours usually worked in a week.
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