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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1995  
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State summary tables


LABOUR FORCE

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

Total labour force '0001993-94
2,903.8
2,206.9
1,553.6
712.6
853.5
220.2
80.8
164.7
8,696.0
Participation rate%1993-94
61.5
62.8
63.7
61.3
65.5
60.3
67.4
72.8
62.8
Male participation rate%1993-94
72.3
73.9
74.8
71.7
77.0
71.5
73.8
80.4
73.6
Female participation rate %1993-94
51.2
52.1
52.8
51.2
54.1
49.4
60.6
65.6
52.2
Women (of labour force)%1993-94
42.3
42.4
41.9
42.6
41.5
41.7
43.6
46.0
42.3



PAID EMPLOYMENT

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

Total employed '0001993-94
2,603.7
1,946.3
1,396.1
635.4
777.9
193.7
74.9
152.6
7,780.6
Part-time employed (of total employed)%1993-94
22.5
24.0
23.8
26.3
25.2
26.8
19.8
23.7
23.8
Employment/population ratio%1993-94
55.2
55.3
57.2
54.7
59.7
53.0
62.5
67.5
56.2
Employed in service industries (of employed)%1993-94
71.4
70.2
70.3
69.8
69.7
68.8
81.1
89.5
70.7
Employed in manufacturing industries (of employed)%1993-94
14.4
17.1
12.0
14.8
10.4
12.6
5.1
3.1
13.9
Part-time employed who want more hours (of part-time employed) %1993-94
26.4
29.0
30.2
31.2
25.9
30.1
32.0
26.6
28.3
Average hours worked per week by full-time workershours1993-94
40.5
40.6
41.1
40.9
41.3
39.1
40.6
38.4
40.7
Average weekly hours of paid overtime per employeehours1994
1.3
1.4
1.2
1.1
1.5
1.0
1.5
0.7
1.3



INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Trade union membership rate%1994
35.6
34.7
34.3
41.4
27.9
42.9
29.7
36.7
35.0
Working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employeesdays1994
113
58
135
38
51
32
125
8
86



UNEMPLOYMENT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total unemployed '0001993-94
300.1
260.5
157.6
77.2
75.6
26.5
5.9
12.1
915.5
Long-term unemployed'0001993-94
114.5
104.9
46.8
30.3
22.7
11.1
1.4
3.1
334.8
Unemployment rate %1993-94
10.3
11.8
10.1
10.8
8.9
12.0
7.3
7.3
10.5
Youth unemployment rate %1993-94
22.5
26.4
23.0
28.3
20.5
26.0
19.7
22.0
23.8
Youth unemployment/population ratio %1993-94
12.1
13.8
14.1
15.3
12.8
14.8
8.8
13.1
13.3
Median duration of unemployment weeks1993-94
28.9
31.3
21.4
30.8
20.3
33.3
15.3
18.0
27.5



NOT IN LABOUR FORCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Discouraged jobseekers '0001994
36.4
31.1
18.8
7.5
6.4
4.3
*1.2
*0.8
106.5

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30th June except for average weekly hours of paid overtime per employee, trade unionisation rate, working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employees, and discouraged jobseekers.

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