Includes employer's or client's home and other home.
Arrangement to work at home
A mutual agreement (whether formal or informal) between the employee and employer for people to work from their own home. The agreement may be verbal, in writing or implicit in the employee's working arrangements. Owner managers and contributing family workers, who worked any hours at home, were defined as having an arrangement to work at home.
Any non-residential location or premises where the main purpose is the conduct of a business, producing goods or providing a service. Examples include shops, factories, offices, warehouses, building sites, farms (other than a respondent's home property), permanent markets, restaurants, hospitals, schools and hotels.
Contributing family workers
A person who works without pay, in an economic enterprise operated by a relative.
People aged 15 years and over who, during the reference week:
Employed people at work
- worked for one hour or more for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind, in a job or business or on a farm (comprising employees, employers and own account workers); or
- worked for one hour or more without pay in a family business or on a farm (i.e. contributing family workers); or
- were employees who had a job but were not at work and were:
- away from work for less than four weeks up to the end of the reference week; or
- away from work for more than four weeks up to the end of the reference week and received pay for some or all of the four week period to the end of the reference week; or
- away from work as a standard work or shift arrangement; or
- on strike or locked out; or
- on workers' compensation and expected to return to their job; or
- were employers or own account workers who had a job, business or farm, but were not at work.
People who were employed, and worked one hour or more in their main or second job during the reference week.
People who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, a retainer fee from their employer while working on a commission basis, tips, piece rates, or payment in kind, or people who operate their own incorporated enterprise with or without hiring employees.
People who operate their own unincorporated economic enterprise or engage independently in a profession or trade, and hire one or more employees.
Employed people 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).
Job at home
Refers to the job in which people work at home, which may be either their main or second job.
Locations of work
The different types of places where people work. These include traditional workplaces, such as offices and factories and other business premises; homes, including both own home and other homes; non-fixed locations for people who travel for work; other locations of work including public places like parks, streets or beaches.
Main English-speaking countries
Comprises the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, the United States of America and New Zealand.
The job in which most hours are usually worked.
Main location of work
The place where the most hours were worked during the survey reference week.
People who worked in more than one job or business, excluding those who only worked in more than one job because they had changed jobs during the reference week.
All occurrences of occupation in this publication relate to Major Group as defined by the ASCO - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, 1997 (cat. no. 1220.0).
Any other place of usual residence, other than the person's own home or their employer's or client's home. Examples include a co-worker's, friend's or relative's home.
A person who operates his or her own unincorporated economic enterprise or engages independently in a profession or trade, and hires no employees.
Home in which the respondent lives, excluding home of employer or client or other home.
Persons who work in their own business, with or without employees, whether or not the business is of limited liability.
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Persons who work in their own incorporated enterprise, that is, a business entity which is registered as a separate legal entity to its members or owners (also known as a limited liability company). These people are classified as employees under 'status in employment'.
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
Persons who operate their own unincorporated enterprise, that is, a business entity in which the owner and the business are legally inseparable, so that the owner is liable for any business debts that are incurred. Includes those engaged independently in a trade or profession. These people are classified as employers under 'status in employment' if their business has employees, or own account workers if they do not.
Paid leave entitlements
The entitlement of employees to either paid holiday leave or paid sick leave (or both) in their job. People employed in their own business or who were contributing family workers were not asked about their paid leave entitlements.
Employed people who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and who did so during the reference week, or were not at work in the reference week.
The week preceding the week in which the interview was conducted.
Refers to a job other than the main job.
People who worked in one job or business during the reference week, including those who changed jobs during the week but only had one job at a time.
Status in employment
Employed people classified by whether they were employees, employers, own account workers or contributing family workers.
Any journey made as part of a person's work, whether on land, air, water, by vehicle or on foot. This includes: travelling by road on behalf of employer or business, trips between different client's premises for work purposes, travel to other towns, cities or countries and trips to collect supplies. Commuting to and from work is excluded.
People aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
Worked any hours at home
- had actively looked for full-time or part-time work at any time in the four weeks up to the end of the reference week and were available for work in the reference week; or
- were waiting to start a new job within four weeks from the end of the reference week, and could have started in the reference week if the job had been available then.
Refers to people who, during the reference week, worked at least some hours, or did any work at home in their main or second job.
Worked only or mainly at home
Employed people who, during the reference week, worked more hours at their own home than any other single location in their main or second job.