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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
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State summary tables

LABOUR FORCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Total labour force'0001999-2000
3,179
2,387
1,805
732
984
218
97
174
9,574
Females (of total labour force)%1999-2000
43.2
44.0
43.8
43.6
43.1
44.0
43.8
47.3
43.6
Participation rate%1999-2000
62.1
63.0
65.0
60.9
66.7
58.8
69.4
72.6
63.4
Male participation rate%1999-2000
71.7
72.3
73.6
70.2
75.8
67.7
74.4
78.6
72.5
Female participation rate%1999-2000
52.7
54.1
56.4
51.9
57.5
50.3
63.8
66.9
54.5
Females in the labour force with children aged 0-4 years (of all females with children aged 0-4 years)%2000
50.2
49.3
48.4
43.9
48.4
46.2
54.3
63.1
49.1
Standardised participation rate%1999-2000
63.4
64.1
65.1
63.6
65.6
61.3
61.3
69.2
64.1
Participation rate of persons aged 15-19 years %1999-2000
56.3
57.3
64.6
59.2
65.4
54.9
55.3
60.3
59.3
Participation rate of persons aged 20-24 years %1999-2000
81.6
82.5
82.7
82.9
82.8
78.2
72.1
86.6
82.2
Median age of male labour forceyears1999-2000
37.9
37.6
37.8
38.2
37.7
38.3
36.6
37.3
37.8
Median age of female labour forceyears1999-2000
36.8
36.6
36.5
37.8
36.7
38.2
35.3
37.3
36.8

EMPLOYED PEOPLE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Total employed'0001999-2000
2,994
2,229
1,665
673
923
199
92
165
8,917
Employment population ratio%1999-2000
58.5
58.9
59.9
56.0
62.5
53.7
66.1
68.8
59.0
Part-time work
Part-time workers (of total employed)%1999-2000
24.2
26.9
27.0
29.5
27.9
29.5
21.0
25.2
26.3
Male part-time workers (of total male employed)%1999-2000
11.6
13.2
12.4
14.8
12.9
13.1
13.1
16.2
12.5
Female part-time workers (of total females employed)%1999-2000
40.7
44.4
45.8
48.3
47.5
50.0
31.2
35.1
43.7
Female part-time workers (of total part-time employed)%1999-2000
72.8
72.6
74.2
71.7
73.8
75.5
64.8
66.3
72.9
Average hours worked per week by part-time workershours1999-2000
15.8
15.4
16.0
15.9
15.3
15.4
17.5
15.7
15.7
Part-time workers who prefer more hours (of all part-time employed)%1999-2000
22.8
22.7
26.2
27.5
23.3
26.4
17.6
23.2
23.9
Part-time workers who worked 15 hours or less per week (of all part-time employed)%1999-2000
48.7
51.3
49.1
49.8
51.8
50.5
36.0
50.2
49.8
Average hours worked per week by full-time workershours1999-2000
41.4
41.4
41.9
40.7
41.6
40.3
41.5
39.5
41.4
Full-time workers working more than 49 hours per week (of all full-time employed)%1999-2000
25.3
25.2
26.9
23.5
26.6
22.6
26.4
20.8
25.5
Males employed without leave entitlements (of all male employees)%2000
21.5
21.9
26.4
24.7
23.8
21.0
20.5
22.8
23.0
Females employed without leave entitlements (of all female employees)%2000
29.2
30.3
38.9
39.3
31.7
35.4
29.1
26.1
32.3
Employees without leave entitlements (of all employees)%2000
25.0
25.7
32.2
31.3
27.5
27.7
24.5
24.4
27.3
Employers and own account workers (of total employed)%1999-2000
12.9
12.1
15.5
15.0
15.1
14.9
8.6
8.1
13.5
Industry
Employed in service industries (of total employed)%1999-2000
74.1
72.4
72.1
70.4
72.2
71.1
79.4
90.4
73.1
Employed in manufacturing industries (of total employed)%1999-2000
12.1
15.8
10.8
14.6
10.3
12.6
4.2
3.4
12.5
Sector
Private sector employees (of all employees)%2000
80.8
83.9
77.8
78.8
80.0
73.6
72.0
54.2
80.0
Employed in small business (of all private sector employed)%1999
46.0
44.1
50.2
47.8
48.3
48.8
50.0
53.9
46.8
Occupation
Employed in highest skill (ASCO Skill Level 1) occupations%2000
25.9
27.2
22.4
24.9
22.8
23.3
20.7
35.7
25.3
Employed in lowest skill (ASCO Skill Level 5) occupations%2000
18.8
18.7
21.2
22.2
19.9
22.2
22.5
13.6
19.6
Females (of all employed in highest skill (ASCO Skill Level 1) occupations)%2000
42.5
43.6
43.3
40.2
40.8
44.6
52.8
42.7
42.7

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT
Aust.
Trade union membership%2000
26.9
25.4
25.6
26.7
20.4
32.0
23.6
24.2
25.6
Median age of trade union membersyears2000
41
40
41
40
41
41
41
42
41
Working days lost due to industrial disputes (per 1,000 employees)days2000
64
69
64
28
68
7
9
9
60

UNEMPLOYMENT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Total unemployed'0001999-2000
185.0
157.6
139.5
58.5
61.5
19.1
4.3
9.1
634.5
Long-term unemployed (of total unemployed)%1999-2000
28.8
31.1
26.0
36.2
19.1
40.6
14.5
23.5
28.7
Unemployment rate%1999-2000
5.8
6.6
7.7
8.0
6.2
8.8
4.4
5.2
6.6
Male unemployment rate%1999-2000
5.8
6.6
7.7
8.4
6.6
9.6
4.1
5.9
6.7
Female unemployment rate%1999-2000
5.8
6.6
7.7
7.5
5.8
7.7
4.8
4.5
6.5
Unemployed looking for full-time work
Persons aged 15-19 years (of all persons aged 15-19)%1999-2000
4.3
4.6
5.7
6.9
5.3
7.2
3.4
3.8
5.0
Persons aged 20-24 years (of all persons aged 20-24)%1999-2000
5.8
5.9
7.6
7.8
6.0
9.1
3.2
4.6
6.3
Median duration of unemployment - malesweeks1999-2000
23
25
20
30
15
36
* *4
16
23
Median duration of unemployment - femalesweeks1999-2000
14
13
12
21
9
20
* *7
7
13
Unemployment rate - capital city%1999-2000
4.8
6.6
7.4
8.3
6.7
9.2
4.5
5.5
6.3
Unemployment rate - balance of State%1999-2000
8.4
7.8
8.5
8.0
6.0
9.2
n.a.
n.a.
7.9

NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT
Aust.

Marginally attached'0001999
271.4
223.9
173.7
76.2
84.6
33.9
*5.2
14.2
883.2
Discouraged jobseekers'0001999
35.0
26.9
21.1
8.7
8.0
* *4.4
* *0.2
* *1.5
105.8

TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Participation rate of males aged 55-59 years%1999-2000
71.3
70.5
75.1
71.4
76.1
67.6
71.9
77.2
72.3
Participation rate of females aged 55-59 years%1999-2000
45.6
46.0
45.4
46.3
52.0
42.3
51.2
61.5
46.5
Participation rate of males aged 60-64 years%1999-2000
45.6
47.2
48.1
39.5
52.4
37.5
48.1
56.0
46.5
Participation rate of females aged 60-64 years%1999-2000
18.8
20.9
21.6
19.6
21.1
15.7
23.2
38.9
20.3
Persons retired from full-time work (of all persons aged 50-64 years)%1997
44.0
47.2
44.1
47.6
44.3
48.5
20.6
36.4
45.0

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory refer to mainly urban areas only.

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June except: labour force participation of females with children (June); casual employment and private sector employment (August); occupation and trade union membership (August); working days lost due to industrial disputes (year ending 31 December); not in the labour force data (September) and retirement data (October/November).



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