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6203.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Oct 2002  
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Feature Article - Measures of Labour Underutilisation - Tables


Please Note: The Data in this Article have been updated and are available under the Data Cubes category for 6105.0 - Labour Under Utilisation.

STATE TABLES

Populations

1 NEW SOUTH WALES-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
70.9
158.4
67.9
*6.6
10.3
1995
55.3
141.2
72.1
*2.5
11.9
1996
48.9
141.0
66.9
*4.6
8.3
1997
59.3
141.1
65.8
*2.4
12.9
1998
59.4
131.0
63.9
*3.4
12.2
1999
42.0
120.8
53.5
*6.5
11.3
2000
34.1
101.2
62.2
8.6
11.6
2001
31.9
117.6
72.0
8.3
8.4

FEMALES
1994
43.7
104.6
75.7
*7.1
26.1
1995
22.5
81.4
83.6
*6.2
29.0
1996
24.5
97.6
72.9
*5.9
34.2
1997
27.2
89.1
90.0
6.1
26.4
1998
29.2
92.3
75.8
6.8
25.9
1999
22.0
91.2
81.2
7.5
23.7
2000
19.4
70.6
70.6
*6.9
27.0
2001
17.0
87.4
83.7
7.7
18.1

PERSONS
1994
114.6
263.1
143.6
13.8
36.4
1995
77.8
222.6
155.8
8.7
41.0
1996
73.4
238.5
139.8
10.5
42.5
1997
86.6
230.2
155.7
8.5
39.3
1998
88.5
223.3
139.7
10.2
38.1
1999
64.1
212.0
134.7
14.1
35.0
2000
53.5
171.8
132.7
15.6
38.6
2001
50.4
205.0
155.7
16.0
26.5


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

2 VICTORIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
52.1
129.7
51.1
*2.2
9.8
1995
44.1
119.0
50.9
*2.9
12.6
1996
44.4
118.1
52.5
*3.4
7.0
1997
44.8
120.0
54.7
*4.0
12.3
1998
37.7
102.9
56.4
*1.6
10.0
1999
38.1
97.7
44.8
*5.0
11.9
2000
24.8
85.0
52.9
*5.3
9.5
2001
17.8
93.7
52.9
*4.0
8.1

FEMALES
1994
29.5
92.4
66.8
*5.3
21.3
1995
24.4
82.0
81.9
*3.3
19.2
1996
32.3
88.3
75.9
*3.7
23.3
1997
33.7
85.1
67.0
*4.9
20.1
1998
28.6
85.6
76.1
*3.3
16.8
1999
22.7
73.0
66.4
6.0
15.0
2000
15.3
66.2
65.4
*3.6
18.6
2001
12.1
64.6
82.8
6.0
13.0

PERSONS
1994
81.6
222.0
117.9
7.6
31.1
1995
68.5
201.0
132.8
*6.2
31.8
1996
76.6
206.4
128.4
7.2
30.3
1997
78.6
205.1
121.7
8.9
32.4
1998
66.3
188.5
132.4
*4.8
26.8
1999
60.8
170.7
111.2
11.0
26.9
2000
40.1
151.2
118.2
8.8
28.0
2001
29.9
158.3
135.7
10.0
21.1


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

3 QUEENSLAND-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
22.4
74.9
35.2
*2.6
6.8
1995
20.6
86.3
42.8
*4.0
6.2
1996
22.6
86.9
48.2
*3.9
6.1
1997
30.7
87.1
42.9
4.1
7.1
1998
28.7
88.9
46.9
*3.8
6.5
1999
24.2
79.1
35.2
*2.2
5.9
2000
19.1
77.2
43.2
*2.6
*4.9
2001
25.1
88.0
56.4
*4.6
*4.8

FEMALES
1994
13.5
57.9
49.9
5.1
12.1
1995
12.7
56.6
55.9
*4.3
9.6
1996
14.6
61.9
52.9
5.3
14.3
1997
15.2
63.5
58.2
4.1
11.6
1998
15.3
60.4
62.4
5.4
13.7
1999
16.0
62.1
57.3
8.8
15.2
2000
10.8
54.6
56.5
5.6
14.0
2001
11.4
61.8
75.3
6.0
12.3

PERSONS
1994
35.8
132.9
85.1
7.7
18.8
1995
33.3
142.9
98.7
8.3
15.7
1996
37.2
148.8
101.2
9.2
20.4
1997
46.0
150.6
101.1
8.2
18.6
1998
44.0
149.3
109.3
9.2
20.1
1999
40.2
141.2
92.5
11.0
21.1
2000
29.9
131.8
99.7
8.3
18.9
2001
36.5
149.7
131.8
10.6
17.1


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

4 SOUTH AUSTRALIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
20.3
43.7
13.7
*1.1
*1.5
1995
18.2
43.2
20.3
**0.3
3.7
1996
14.9
41.3
19.3
*1.2
*3.1
1997
18.4
42.6
20.2
*1.6
*2.0
1998
20.4
43.8
16.6
**0.6
*2.5
1999
13.5
33.7
19.2
*1.8
3.2
2000
10.7
32.7
19.4
*1.2
*1.4
2001
10.4
32.2
22.1
*1.6
3.0

FEMALES
1994
8.5
28.4
28.3
*1.2
6.0
1995
9.3
24.9
29.4
*1.1
5.7
1996
5.5
26.1
31.2
*1.1
8.2
1997
9.2
26.9
30.4
*1.3
8.1
1998
8.1
25.6
27.5
*2.0
7.9
1999
8.9
24.3
24.3
*1.2
5.6
2000
5.2
20.2
25.6
*1.4
5.1
2001
4.7
20.5
31.2
*1.0
3.3

PERSONS
1994
28.8
72.1
42.0
*2.3
7.5
1995
27.5
68.1
49.7
*1.4
9.4
1996
20.3
67.4
50.5
*2.3
11.3
1997
27.7
69.5
50.6
3.0
10.2
1998
28.6
69.4
44.1
*2.6
10.4
1999
22.4
57.9
43.6
3.0
8.7
2000
16.0
52.9
45.0
*2.6
6.5
2001
15.1
52.7
53.3
*2.6
6.3


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

5 WESTERN AUSTRALIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
10.9
37.2
17.3
*1.2
*1.3
1995
9.5
36.2
20.4
*2.0
*3.0
1996
10.7
40.6
23.0
*2.2
*3.3
1997
9.2
39.4
18.2
*2.0
*2.6
1998
9.5
40.0
21.1
*1.9
4.1
1999
9.3
40.8
19.9
*1.9
*2.8
2000
8.3
36.7
17.7
*3.2
*3.1
2001
8.7
43.4
23.4
*2.0
*2.5

FEMALES
1994
6.2
29.3
26.2
*2.7
5.0
1995
4.8
28.6
28.8
*2.6
5.5
1996
6.7
26.1
26.8
*1.6
6.5
1997
3.9
23.4
31.0
*3.1
8.3
1998
4.7
24.6
27.8
*1.9
7.1
1999
3.8
24.7
29.3
*1.8
5.1
2000
3.1
18.6
35.2
*1.7
6.3
2001
5.3
27.6
35.8
*2.0
4.2

PERSONS
1994
17.0
66.5
43.5
*3.9
6.4
1995
14.2
64.8
49.3
4.6
8.5
1996
17.4
66.6
49.8
*3.8
9.7
1997
13.1
62.8
49.2
5.1
10.8
1998
14.2
64.6
48.9
3.8
11.1
1999
13.1
65.5
49.1
3.7
8.0
2000
11.4
55.3
52.8
4.9
9.4
2001
14.0
71.0
59.3
4.0
6.7


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

6 TASMANIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
8.1
15.3
6.1
*1.1
*1.4
1995
6.3
13.2
6.9
**0.5
*1.4
1996
4.6
13.9
7.4
**0.1
*0.7
1997
5.3
12.6
7.4
**0.1
1.9
1998
6.7
14.1
6.6
*0.7
*0.6
1999
5.6
12.4
4.7
*0.6
*1.0
2000
6.0
12.5
7.7
*0.5
*1.0
2001
4.9
13.4
6.1
*0.6
*0.9

FEMALES
1994
3.0
8.2
8.4
*1.2
2.9
1995
2.0
6.4
9.6
*0.9
2.1
1996
3.3
8.8
9.6
*0.6
*1.5
1997
4.0
10.8
9.4
*0.6
2.3
1998
2.8
7.2
8.3
**0.4
2.2
1999
2.2
7.0
8.7
*0.8
3.5
2000
2.5
7.8
7.9
*0.6
2.4
2001
1.9
8.0
7.9
*0.6
1.9

PERSONS
1994
11.1
23.5
14.5
2.2
4.3
1995
8.3
19.5
16.5
*1.4
3.5
1996
7.9
22.7
17.0
*0.7
2.2
1997
9.3
23.4
16.8
*0.7
4.2
1998
9.5
21.3
14.9
*1.2
2.8
1999
7.9
19.3
13.4
1.3
4.4
2000
8.5
20.3
15.6
*1.1
3.4
2001
6.8
21.4
14.0
*1.3
2.8


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

7 NORTHERN TERRITORY-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
1.0
4.3
1.6
-
**0.4
1995
1.1
4.0
2.1
**0.7
-
1996
0.4
2.7
*1.4
**0.1
**0.5
1997
0.3
3.7
*1.1
-
**0.4
1998
1.0
3.1
*1.7
**0.2
**0.2
1999
0.4
1.9
*1.0
-
**0.2
2000
0.9
3.2
1.5
-
*0.7
2001
0.5
3.5
1.3
-
**0.3

FEMALES
1994
0.6
2.8
2.1
**0.3
*0.8
1995
0.5
2.3
2.5
**0.4
**0.5
1996
0.1
2.5
2.9
**0.2
**0.7
1997
0.3
1.4
1.6
**0.4
**0.5
1998
0.1
1.4
1.8
**0.3
**0.3
1999
0.1
2.0
2.1
**0.3
-
2000
0.2
2.0
1.5
-
**0.2
2001
0.3
2.9
3.1
**0.2
**0.2

PERSONS
1994
1.6
7.1
3.7
**0.3
*1.2
1995
1.6
6.3
4.6
*1.1
**0.5
1996
0.5
5.1
4.3
**0.4
*1.1
1997
0.7
5.0
2.7
**0.4
**0.9
1998
1.1
4.5
3.4
**0.5
**0.5
1999
0.5
4.0
3.2
**0.3
**0.2
2000
1.1
5.3
3.0
-
*0.9
2001
0.9
6.5
4.4
**0.2
*0.5


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

8 AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
2.1
6.8
3.6
**0.3
**0.2
1995
1.6
5.7
4.8
*0.7
**0.3
1996
1.7
6.5
5.0
**0.3
*0.5
1997
1.6
6.4
4.5
*0.4
*0.6
1998
2.6
6.1
4.3
*0.4
*0.6
1999
1.9
5.6
3.5
*0.4
*0.7
2000
1.7
4.7
3.7
**0.2
**0.3
2001
1.3
5.0
4.9
**0.2
**0.4

FEMALES
1994
0.6
4.8
4.7
*0.4
*0.6
1995
0.5
3.9
5.5
**0.3
1.3
1996
1.2
6.1
5.3
*0.5
*0.8
1997
1.6
6.3
4.9
*0.4
1.4
1998
0.8
4.2
4.2
*0.5
*0.4
1999
0.9
3.5
4.4
*0.8
*0.8
2000
0.6
3.5
3.5
*0.6
*0.5
2001
0.3
3.0
4.6
**0.1
**0.4

PERSONS
1994
2.7
11.6
8.2
*0.7
*0.8
1995
2.1
9.6
10.4
*1.0
1.5
1996
2.9
12.6
10.3
*0.8
1.3
1997
3.2
12.7
9.4
*0.8
1.9
1998
3.5
10.3
8.5
*0.9
*1.0
1999
2.8
9.1
7.8
*1.1
1.5
2000
2.2
8.2
7.2
*0.8
*0.8
2001
1.5
8.0
9.4
**0.4
*0.7


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

9 AUSTRALIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Population Counts by Sex
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MALES
1994
187.8
470.3
196.4
15.1
31.7
1995
156.7
448.8
220.4
13.7
39.0
1996
148.2
450.8
223.8
15.8
29.5
1997
169.7
452.9
214.8
14.6
39.7
1998
166.0
429.8
217.4
12.6
36.7
1999
135.2
392.1
181.8
18.3
36.9
2000
105.6
353.2
208.2
21.6
32.4
2001
100.6
396.7
239.3
21.5
28.3

FEMALES
1994
105.4
328.4
262.1
23.3
74.8
1995
76.7
286.1
297.3
19.1
72.9
1996
88.1
317.2
277.4
18.9
89.4
1997
95.2
306.5
292.5
21.1
78.7
1998
89.6
301.4
283.9
20.6
74.3
1999
76.6
287.7
273.7
27.2
68.9
2000
57.1
243.5
266.1
20.4
74.1
2001
52.0
275.9
324.3
23.6
53.3

PERSONS
1994
293.2
798.8
458.5
38.4
106.5
1995
233.4
734.9
517.7
32.8
111.9
1996
236.3
768.1
501.2
34.7
118.9
1997
265.0
759.4
507.3
35.7
118.4
1998
255.6
731.2
501.3
33.2
110.9
1999
211.8
679.8
455.5
45.5
105.8
2000
162.7
596.7
474.3
42.0
106.5
2001
152.6
672.5
563.6
45.1
81.7


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.


Rates
1 NEW SOUTH WALES-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
4.2
9.3
13.3
14.2
1995
3.2
8.1
12.3
13.0
1996
2.8
8.1
11.9
12.5
1997
3.4
8.0
11.8
12.5
1998
3.3
7.4
10.9
11.7
1999
2.3
6.6
9.6
10.5
2000
1.8
5.5
8.9
9.9
2001
1.7
6.3
10.2
11.0

FEMALES
1994
3.4
8.2
14.1
16.3
1995
1.7
6.2
12.7
15.0
1996
1.9
7.4
13.0
15.6
1997
2.1
6.7
13.5
15.6
1998
2.1
6.7
12.2
14.3
1999
1.6
6.6
12.5
14.4
2000
1.4
4.9
9.9
12.0
2001
1.1
6.0
11.8
13.4

PERSONS
1994
3.8
8.8
13.6
15.1
1995
2.6
7.3
12.4
13.8
1996
2.4
7.8
12.4
13.9
1997
2.8
7.5
12.5
13.9
1998
2.8
7.1
11.5
12.8
1999
2.0
6.6
10.8
12.2
2000
1.6
5.2
9.3
10.8
2001
1.4
6.2
10.9
12.1

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

2 VICTORIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
4.1
10.1
14.1
14.9
1995
3.4
9.2
13.1
14.2
1996
3.4
9.0
13.0
13.7
1997
3.4
9.1
13.3
14.4
1998
2.8
7.7
11.9
12.6
1999
2.8
7.3
10.6
11.7
2000
1.8
6.2
10.0
11.0
2001
1.3
6.7
10.5
11.2

FEMALES
1994
3.1
9.6
16.5
18.7
1995
2.5
8.3
16.6
18.4
1996
3.2
8.8
16.3
18.5
1997
3.3
8.3
14.9
16.9
1998
2.7
8.2
15.4
17.0
1999
2.1
6.9
13.2
14.8
2000
1.4
6.1
12.1
13.8
2001
1.1
5.9
13.4
14.9

PERSONS
1994
3.6
9.9
15.1
16.6
1995
3.0
8.8
14.6
16.0
1996
3.3
8.9
14.4
15.8
1997
3.4
8.8
14.0
15.5
1998
2.8
7.9
13.4
14.6
1999
2.5
7.1
11.7
13.1
2000
1.6
6.1
10.9
12.2
2001
1.2
6.3
11.8
12.8

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

3 QUEENSLAND-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
2.4
8.1
12.0
12.8
1995
2.2
9.0
13.5
14.4
1996
2.3
9.0
13.9
14.8
1997
3.2
8.9
13.3
14.3
1998
2.8
8.8
13.5
14.3
1999
2.4
7.9
11.4
12.1
2000
1.8
7.5
11.7
12.3
2001
2.4
8.4
13.9
14.6

FEMALES
1994
2.0
8.4
15.7
17.7
1995
1.8
7.9
15.8
17.4
1996
2.0
8.4
15.6
17.8
1997
2.0
8.4
16.1
17.8
1998
2.0
7.9
16.1
18.1
1999
2.0
7.8
15.0
17.5
2000
1.3
6.7
13.7
15.7
2001
1.4
7.4
16.5
18.3

PERSONS
1994
2.2
8.3
13.5
14.9
1995
2.0
8.6
14.5
15.7
1996
2.2
8.7
14.7
16.1
1997
2.7
8.7
14.5
15.8
1998
2.5
8.4
14.6
16.0
1999
2.2
7.8
13.0
14.5
2000
1.6
7.1
12.5
13.8
2001
1.9
8.0
15.0
16.3

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

4 SOUTH AUSTRALA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
5.0
10.7
14.0
14.5
1995
4.4
10.5
15.4
16.2
1996
3.7
10.2
15.0
15.9
1997
4.4
10.3
15.2
15.9
1998
5.0
10.6
14.7
15.3
1999
3.3
8.2
13.0
14.0
2000
2.6
7.9
12.5
13.1
2001
2.6
7.9
13.3
14.3

FEMALES
1994
2.7
9.0
18.1
19.9
1995
3.0
8.0
17.5
19.3
1996
1.7
8.2
17.9
20.2
1997
2.9
8.5
18.1
20.5
1998
2.6
8.2
17.1
19.6
1999
2.8
7.6
15.1
16.9
2000
1.6
6.2
14.1
15.8
2001
1.4
6.3
15.9
16.9

PERSONS
1994
4.0
10.0
15.8
16.9
1995
3.8
9.4
16.3
17.5
1996
2.8
9.3
16.3
17.8
1997
3.8
9.5
16.4
17.9
1998
4.0
9.6
15.7
17.2
1999
3.1
7.9
13.9
15.3
2000
2.2
7.1
13.2
14.3
2001
2.1
7.2
14.4
15.5

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

5 WESTERN AUSTRALIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
2.1
7.3
10.7
11.2
1995
1.8
6.9
10.8
11.7
1996
2.0
7.7
12.1
13.0
1997
1.7
7.3
10.6
11.4
1998
1.7
7.2
11.0
12.0
1999
1.7
7.3
10.8
11.6
2000
1.5
6.6
9.7
10.7
2001
1.5
7.6
11.7
12.4

FEMALES
1994
1.7
8.0
15.2
16.9
1995
1.3
7.5
15.1
16.8
1996
1.7
6.7
13.5
15.2
1997
1.0
5.9
13.7
16.1
1998
1.1
5.9
12.6
14.5
1999
0.9
5.8
12.8
14.2
2000
0.7
4.3
12.4
13.9
2001
1.2
6.3
14.4
15.5

PERSONS
1994
1.9
7.6
12.6
13.6
1995
1.6
7.2
12.6
13.9
1996
1.9
7.2
12.7
13.9
1997
1.4
6.7
11.9
13.4
1998
1.5
6.7
11.7
13.0
1999
1.3
6.7
11.7
12.7
2000
1.1
5.6
10.9
12.1
2001
1.4
7.0
12.9
13.8

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

6 TASMANIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
6.3
11.9
16.7
18.3
1995
5.0
10.5
16.0
17.3
1996
3.6
10.8
16.6
17.1
1997
4.3
10.2
16.2
17.5
1998
5.5
11.5
16.9
17.8
1999
4.6
10.1
13.9
15.0
2000
4.8
10.1
16.4
17.4
2001
4.0
10.9
15.9
16.9

FEMALES
1994
3.2
8.9
18.0
21.4
1995
2.1
6.6
16.6
19.2
1996
3.5
9.3
19.4
21.1
1997
4.4
11.9
22.2
24.6
1998
3.0
7.5
16.3
18.6
1999
2.4
7.4
16.5
20.1
2000
2.6
8.1
16.3
18.8
2001
1.9
8.1
16.1
18.2

PERSONS
1994
5.0
10.7
17.2
19.6
1995
3.8
8.8
16.3
18.1
1996
3.6
10.2
17.8
18.8
1997
4.3
10.9
18.7
20.5
1998
4.4
9.8
16.6
18.1
1999
3.6
8.9
15.0
17.2
2000
3.9
9.2
16.3
18.0
2001
3.1
9.7
16.0
17.5

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

7 NORTHERN TERRITORY-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
2.0
8.7
12.1
12.8
1995
2.1
7.8
11.8
13.0
1996
0.7
4.9
7.5
8.5
1997
0.6
7.0
9.0
9.7
1998
1.8
5.3
8.2
8.9
1999
0.8
3.4
5.2
5.4
2000
1.6
5.7
8.5
9.5
2001
0.8
5.9
8.1
8.6

FEMALES
1994
1.5
6.9
12.0
14.3
1995
1.4
6.2
13.1
15.2
1996
0.3
5.9
12.9
14.7
1997
0.8
3.4
7.4
9.6
1998
0.2
3.3
7.4
8.8
1999
0.2
4.5
9.3
9.9
2000
0.5
4.6
8.0
8.4
2001
0.7
6.2
12.6
13.4

PERSONS
1994
1.8
7.9
12.0
13.5
1995
1.8
7.1
12.3
14.0
1996
0.5
5.3
9.8
11.2
1997
0.7
5.4
8.3
9.6
1998
1.1
4.5
7.9
8.9
1999
0.5
3.9
7.0
7.4
2000
1.1
5.2
8.2
9.0
2001
0.8
6.0
10.1
10.7

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

8 AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
2.4
7.6
11.7
12.1
1995
1.8
6.3
11.6
12.6
1996
1.9
7.3
13.1
13.8
1997
1.8
7.2
12.4
13.3
1998
3.0
7.0
11.9
12.8
1999
2.1
6.2
10.0
11.0
2000
1.7
4.9
8.8
9.3
2001
1.3
5.3
10.4
11.0

FEMALES
1994
0.7
6.1
12.1
13.2
1995
0.6
4.9
11.8
13.4
1996
1.5
7.7
14.3
15.7
1997
2.0
7.8
14.0
15.8
1998
1.1
5.4
10.7
11.8
1999
1.0
4.1
9.3
11.0
2000
0.7
4.1
8.2
9.3
2001
0.3
3.6
9.1
9.6

PERSONS
1994
1.6
6.9
11.9
12.6
1995
1.2
5.6
11.7
13.0
1996
1.7
7.5
13.7
14.7
1997
1.9
7.5
13.1
14.5
1998
2.1
6.2
11.3
12.3
1999
1.6
5.2
9.7
11.0
2000
1.2
4.5
8.5
9.3
2001
0.9
4.5
9.8
10.4

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.

9 AUSTRALIA-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Sex
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

MALES
1994
3.7
9.2
13.1
13.9
1995
3.0
8.6
12.9
13.8
1996
2.8
8.6
12.9
13.6
1997
3.2
8.6
12.7
13.6
1998
3.1
8.0
12.1
12.9
1999
2.5
7.2
10.6
11.5
2000
1.9
6.4
10.2
11.1
2001
1.8
7.1
11.5
12.2

FEMALES
1994
2.8
8.6
15.4
17.6
1995
2.0
7.3
14.9
16.9
1996
2.2
8.0
14.9
17.2
1997
2.4
7.6
14.9
16.9
1998
2.2
7.3
14.2
16.1
1999
1.8
6.8
13.4
15.3
2000
1.3
5.6
11.8
13.7
2001
1.2
6.3
13.7
15.2

PERSONS
1994
3.3
9.0
14.1
15.5
1995
2.6
8.1
13.8
15.1
1996
2.6
8.3
13.8
15.2
1997
2.8
8.2
13.6
15.0
1998
2.7
7.7
13.0
14.3
1999
2.2
7.1
11.8
13.2
2000
1.7
6.1
10.9
12.2
2001
1.5
6.8
12.5
13.6

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.


AGE-GROUP TABLES

Populations

1 MALES-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Populations by Age Group (years)
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

15-19
1994
10.7
76.3
38.1
*3.8
*3.0
1995
12.8
79.1
43.1
*1.9
*3.6
1996
12.9
75.5
37.3
*3.9
*2.1
1997
9.5
79.1
30.0
*3.1
*3.9
1998
17.3
77.9
40.0
*2.7
*2.7
1999
8.9
74.5
35.7
*3.2
*4.1
2000
7.1
62.0
36.8
*4.6
5.7
2001
7.0
77.7
53.4
*5.2
*2.7

20-24
1994
26.8
83.6
40.2
*2.8
*1.6
1995
19.8
77.3
37.5
*2.7
**1.3
1996
17.5
75.4
41.2
*2.7
**1.2
1997
32.7
90.2
41.6
*3.5
*2.3
1998
19.9
75.4
42.3
*2.2
*1.6
1999
15.5
66.6
31.1
*3.8
*1.3
2000
14.9
57.1
35.9
*4.6
*1.8
2001
15.6
73.4
42.2
*4.8
*1.2

25-34
1994
47.4
114.5
45.9
*2.7
*1.9
1995
37.4
109.4
40.8
*4.4
*2.5
1996
35.3
108.5
47.3
*3.1
**0.7
1997
37.0
100.6
46.2
*2.2
**0.9
1998
37.6
95.1
47.5
*1.3
*1.8
1999
32.1
80.7
35.5
*3.2
*2.9
2000
22.9
86.0
46.6
5.9
*2.8
2001
20.2
91.1
47.1
*4.9
*2.1

35-44
1994
41.2
80.5
29.5
*2.6
**0.9
1995
32.5
81.1
40.5
*2.4
*2.4
1996
29.6
83.4
39.0
*4.5
*2.4
1997
36.0
82.3
43.2
*2.4
*3.3
1998
37.5
76.6
37.2
*3.4
*4.2
1999
31.0
78.6
33.9
*4.8
*2.3
2000
22.2
64.7
34.9
*3.3
*1.2
2001
18.3
64.1
40.6
*2.8
*2.5

45-54
1994
30.9
63.3
28.7
*1.5
**1.1
1995
28.2
54.9
35.5
*1.8
*3.3
1996
27.5
63.0
37.6
**1.2
*2.4
1997
30.3
59.9
32.8
*2.0
6.9
1998
32.0
67.8
30.2
**1.0
*2.8
1999
28.7
57.4
28.0
*2.5
*3.4
2000
24.4
52.7
33.1
*1.8
*3.7
2001
22.4
55.4
36.1
*2.1
*3.8

55-69
1994
30.8
52.1
13.4
*1.7
23.1
1995
26.0
46.9
21.8
**0.4
25.8
1996
25.2
44.9
21.2
**0.6
20.6
1997
24.2
40.7
20.1
*1.4
22.5
1998
21.4
36.8
20.4
*2.0
23.6
1999
19.1
34.4
16.9
**0.8
22.9
2000
14.1
30.5
20.9
*1.4
17.1
2001
17.1
34.7
19.6
*1.7
16.0

Total(b)
1994
187.8
470.3
196.4
15.1
31.7
1995
156.7
448.8
220.4
13.7
39.0
1996
148.2
450.8
223.8
15.8
29.5
1997
169.7
452.9
214.8
14.6
39.7
1998
166.0
429.8
217.4
12.6
36.7
1999
135.2
392.1
181.8
18.3
36.9
2000
105.6
353.2
208.2
21.6
32.4
2001
100.6
396.7
239.3
21.5
28.3


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.
(b) Includes those aged 70 years and over.

2 FEMALES-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Populations by Age Group (years)
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

15-19
1994
15.8
78.3
42.0
*4.9
*3.2
1995
9.8
68.6
43.7
*4.1
*1.9
1996
10.5
67.5
41.7
*3.5
*3.5
1997
9.5
60.9
46.3
*4.9
*3.1
1998
13.8
68.3
41.6
*2.8
*3.5
1999
9.5
69.6
41.0
5.8
*2.3
2000
6.9
55.4
36.7
*5.3
*1.4
2001
7.3
65.6
56.5
*3.0
*1.4

20-24
1994
19.6
61.0
44.9
*4.9
*3.3
1995
14.8
54.1
50.3
*3.8
**0.4
1996
15.0
59.8
48.6
*3.2
*3.2
1997
14.5
52.6
51.0
*3.0
*3.4
1998
13.0
48.7
50.2
*2.9
*1.7
1999
9.6
41.9
42.1
*2.0
*1.5
2000
9.6
43.1
44.7
*2.4
*1.8
2001
7.8
40.8
46.8
*4.7
**0.5

25-34
1994
22.0
70.6
55.6
6.6
7.8
1995
16.7
65.4
66.9
*4.6
11.5
1996
17.6
76.2
53.0
6.2
9.9
1997
21.7
69.2
55.7
7.9
11.3
1998
17.3
65.8
52.6
6.1
7.5
1999
15.9
61.7
42.4
9.9
9.9
2000
12.1
51.9
51.7
6.0
7.5
2001
9.0
61.4
54.7
6.5
*5.4

35-44
1994
22.5
65.4
71.0
*2.7
18.1
1995
17.0
56.4
80.5
*4.2
16.1
1996
17.2
59.6
75.2
*2.7
21.0
1997
22.6
66.3
78.6
*4.1
12.8
1998
22.4
64.2
70.6
5.6
18.3
1999
22.8
63.0
75.2
5.6
13.2
2000
15.2
52.1
64.5
*3.1
16.1
2001
11.0
55.5
85.3
*4.3
10.8

45-54
1994
19.8
44.3
38.2
*3.1
20.5
1995
12.8
30.6
48.6
**1.3
19.4
1996
22.3
44.4
49.9
*2.8
23.1
1997
20.6
44.7
48.4
**0.4
18.4
1998
16.6
40.5
55.1
*2.9
18.5
1999
13.2
38.8
58.6
*3.0
22.6
2000
10.3
33.7
55.7
*2.9
14.3
2001
12.8
41.2
61.5
*3.3
16.2

55-69
1994
5.7
8.9
10.4
**1.0
22.0
1995
5.6
11.0
7.4
**1.0
23.7
1996
5.5
9.9
8.9
**0.5
28.6
1997
6.3
12.8
12.4
**0.9
29.6
1998
6.4
14.0
13.7
**0.4
24.8
1999
5.7
12.5
14.2
**0.9
19.3
2000
3.0
7.2
12.9
**0.7
33.1
2001
4.1
11.5
19.5
*1.8
19.0

Total(b)
1994
105.4
328.4
262.1
23.3
74.8
1995
76.7
286.1
297.3
19.1
72.9
1996
88.1
317.2
277.4
18.9
89.4
1997
95.2
306.5
292.5
21.1
78.7
1998
89.6
301.4
283.9
20.6
74.3
1999
76.6
287.7
273.7
27.2
68.9
2000
57.1
243.5
266.1
20.4
74.1
2001
52.0
275.9
324.3
23.6
53.3


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.
(b) Includes those aged 70 years and over.

3 PERSONS-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Populations by Age Group (years)
UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Long-term unemployed(a)
Total
Underemployed
Actively looking for work, not available in reference week, but available to start work in 4 weeks
Discouraged jobseekers
September
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

15-19
1994
26.5
154.5
80.1
8.7
6.2
1995
22.6
147.7
86.8
6.0
*5.5
1996
23.4
142.9
79.0
7.4
5.7
1997
19.0
140.0
76.3
8.0
7.0
1998
31.1
146.1
81.6
*5.4
6.2
1999
18.3
144.0
76.6
9.1
6.4
2000
13.9
117.5
73.5
9.9
7.1
2001
14.3
143.3
109.8
8.2
*4.1

20-24
1994
46.4
144.6
85.1
7.7
*4.9
1995
34.6
131.4
87.7
6.5
*1.7
1996
32.5
135.1
89.8
5.8
*4.4
1997
47.2
142.8
92.6
6.5
5.7
1998
32.9
124.0
92.5
*5.1
*3.3
1999
25.0
108.5
73.3
5.8
*2.8
2000
24.5
100.2
80.6
7.0
*3.6
2001
23.3
114.2
89.0
9.5
*1.7

25-34
1994
69.4
185.2
101.5
9.4
9.7
1995
54.1
174.7
107.7
9.0
14.1
1996
52.9
184.7
100.3
9.3
10.6
1997
58.7
169.8
101.8
10.1
12.2
1998
54.9
160.9
100.0
7.3
9.3
1999
48.0
142.4
77.9
13.1
12.8
2000
35.0
138.0
98.3
11.9
10.4
2001
29.2
152.5
101.8
11.5
7.5

35-44
1994
63.8
145.8
100.6
*5.3
19.0
1995
49.6
137.5
121.0
6.6
18.5
1996
46.8
143.0
114.3
7.2
23.4
1997
58.6
148.6
121.8
6.5
16.2
1998
59.9
140.8
107.7
9.0
22.5
1999
53.8
141.6
109.1
10.4
15.6
2000
37.4
116.9
99.3
6.4
17.3
2001
29.3
119.5
125.9
7.0
13.3

45-54
1994
50.7
107.6
67.0
*4.6
21.6
1995
41.0
85.6
84.1
*3.1
22.7
1996
49.8
107.4
87.6
*4.0
25.5
1997
51.0
104.6
81.2
*2.4
25.3
1998
48.6
108.2
85.3
*3.9
21.2
1999
41.9
96.2
86.6
*5.5
26.0
2000
34.7
86.4
88.7
*4.7
18.0
2001
35.2
96.6
97.6
5.4
20.0

55-69
1994
36.5
61.0
23.8
*2.7
45.1
1995
31.6
58.0
29.2
*1.5
49.5
1996
30.6
54.7
30.1
**1.1
49.3
1997
30.5
53.5
32.6
*2.3
52.1
1998
27.8
50.8
34.1
*2.4
48.4
1999
24.8
46.9
31.1
*1.7
42.2
2000
17.0
37.7
33.7
*2.1
50.2
2001
21.3
46.2
39.1
*3.5
35.0

Total(b)
1994
293.2
798.8
458.5
38.4
106.5
1995
233.4
734.9
517.7
32.8
111.9
1996
236.3
768.1
501.2
34.7
118.9
1997
265.0
759.4
507.3
35.7
118.4
1998
255.6
731.2
501.3
33.2
110.9
1999
211.8
679.8
455.5
45.5
105.8
2000
162.7
596.7
474.3
42.0
106.5
2001
152.6
672.5
563.6
45.1
81.7


* estimate has received a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has received a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells).
(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.
(b) Includes those aged 70 years and over.


Rates

1 MALES-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Age Group (years)
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

15-19
1994
2.9
20.8
31.3
32.5
1995
3.4
20.8
32.1
33.0
1996
3.3
19.5
29.2
30.3
1997
2.5
21.0
29.0
30.3
1998
4.4
19.8
29.9
30.9
1999
2.2
18.4
27.2
28.5
2000
1.8
15.4
24.6
26.4
2001
1.7
18.4
31.0
32.3

20-24
1994
4.3
13.3
19.7
20.2
1995
3.2
12.4
18.4
18.9
1996
2.9
12.4
19.2
19.7
1997
5.5
15.3
22.4
23.1
1998
3.4
12.8
20.0
20.5
1999
2.6
11.1
16.3
17.0
2000
2.5
9.5
15.4
16.3
2001
2.6
12.2
19.2
19.9

25-34
1994
3.6
8.8
12.4
12.7
1995
2.8
8.3
11.4
11.8
1996
2.7
8.2
11.7
12.0
1997
2.8
7.6
11.1
11.3
1998
2.8
7.1
10.7
10.9
1999
2.4
6.1
8.8
9.2
2000
1.7
6.4
9.9
10.5
2001
1.5
6.9
10.4
10.9

35-44
1994
3.3
6.4
8.8
9.1
1995
2.5
6.3
9.5
9.8
1996
2.3
6.5
9.5
10.0
1997
2.7
6.2
9.5
9.9
1998
2.8
5.8
8.5
9.1
1999
2.3
5.9
8.4
8.9
2000
1.6
4.8
7.4
7.7
2001
1.4
4.8
7.8
8.1

45-54
1994
3.1
6.4
9.3
9.6
1995
2.8
5.4
8.9
9.4
1996
2.6
6.0
9.6
9.9
1997
2.8
5.6
8.7
9.5
1998
2.9
6.1
8.9
9.2
1999
2.5
5.1
7.6
8.0
2000
2.1
4.6
7.5
7.9
2001
1.9
4.7
7.8
8.2

55-69
1994
5.9
9.9
12.5
16.4
1995
4.9
8.9
13.0
17.1
1996
4.7
8.3
12.2
15.5
1997
4.4
7.4
11.1
14.8
1998
3.7
6.4
10.0
13.8
1999
3.2
5.8
8.7
12.2
2000
2.3
4.9
8.3
10.9
2001
2.7
5.4
8.5
11.0

Total(b)
1994
3.7
9.2
13.1
13.9
1995
3.0
8.6
12.9
13.8
1996
2.8
8.6
12.9
13.6
1997
3.2
8.6
12.7
13.6
1998
3.1
8.0
12.1
12.9
1999
2.5
7.2
10.6
11.5
2000
1.9
6.4
10.2
11.1
2001
1.8
7.1
11.5
12.2

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.
(b) Includes those aged 70 years and over.


2 FEMALES-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Age Group (years)
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

15-19
1994
4.4
21.6
33.2
34.7
1995
2.7
18.9
31.0
32.1
1996
2.9
18.5
29.9
31.3
1997
2.7
17.0
30.0
31.5
1998
3.7
18.1
29.1
30.3
1999
2.4
17.9
28.5
29.9
2000
1.8
14.2
23.6
24.9
2001
1.8
16.6
30.9
31.7

20-24
1994
3.6
11.1
19.3
20.5
1995
2.7
9.9
19.0
19.6
1996
2.8
11.2
20.3
21.2
1997
2.8
10.2
20.1
21.1
1998
2.5
9.4
19.1
19.8
1999
1.9
8.1
16.3
16.9
2000
1.8
8.1
16.5
17.2
2001
1.5
7.8
16.8
17.6

25-34
1994
2.3
7.3
13.1
14.3
1995
1.7
6.8
13.7
15.1
1996
1.8
7.8
13.1
14.5
1997
2.2
7.0
12.6
14.2
1998
1.7
6.6
11.8
13.0
1999
1.6
6.1
10.4
12.1
2000
1.2
5.0
10.0
11.2
2001
0.9
5.9
11.1
12.1

35-44
1994
2.3
6.7
13.9
15.7
1995
1.7
5.6
13.6
15.3
1996
1.7
5.8
13.1
15.1
1997
2.2
6.3
13.8
15.2
1998
2.1
6.1
12.8
14.8
1999
2.1
5.9
13.0
14.5
2000
1.4
4.9
10.9
12.5
2001
1.0
5.1
13.1
14.3

45-54
1994
2.8
6.2
11.5
14.3
1995
1.7
4.0
10.4
12.8
1996
2.8
5.6
12.0
14.8
1997
2.5
5.4
11.3
13.3
1998
1.9
4.6
11.0
13.1
1999
1.5
4.3
10.9
13.4
2000
1.1
3.6
9.5
11.2
2001
1.4
4.4
10.9
12.7

55-69
1994
2.4
3.7
8.1
16.1
1995
2.3
4.5
7.4
15.8
1996
2.0
3.7
7.0
16.1
1997
2.3
4.6
9.0
18.0
1998
2.2
4.7
9.4
16.6
1999
1.8
3.8
8.2
13.6
2000
0.9
2.1
5.8
14.2
2001
1.1
3.0
8.2
13.0

Total(b)
1994
2.8
8.6
15.4
17.6
1995
2.0
7.3
14.9
16.9
1996
2.2
8.0
14.9
17.2
1997
2.4
7.6
14.9
16.9
1998
2.2
7.3
14.2
16.1
1999
1.8
6.8
13.4
15.3
2000
1.3
5.6
11.8
13.7
2001
1.2
6.3
13.7
15.2

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.
(b) Includes those aged 70 years and over.


3 PERSONS-MEASURES OF LABOUR UNDERUTILISATION, Rates by Age Group (years)
Long-term
unemployment rate(a)
Unemployment rate
Labour force
underutilisation rate
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
September
%
%
%
%

15-19
1994
3.6
21.2
32.2
33.6
1995
3.0
19.9
31.5
32.6
1996
3.1
19.0
29.5
30.7
1997
2.6
19.1
29.5
30.9
1998
4.0
19.0
29.5
30.6
1999
2.3
18.2
27.8
29.2
2000
1.8
14.8
24.1
25.7
2001
1.8
17.5
31.0
32.0

20-24
1994
3.9
12.3
19.5
20.4
1995
2.9
11.2
18.7
19.2
1996
2.8
11.8
19.7
20.4
1997
4.3
12.9
21.3
22.2
1998
3.0
11.2
19.6
20.2
1999
2.2
9.7
16.3
16.9
2000
2.2
8.8
15.9
16.7
2001
2.1
10.1
18.0
18.9

25-34
1994
3.1
8.2
12.7
13.4
1995
2.4
7.6
12.3
13.2
1996
2.3
8.0
12.3
13.1
1997
2.5
7.3
11.7
12.5
1998
2.4
6.9
11.2
11.8
1999
2.1
6.1
9.5
10.5
2000
1.5
5.8
10.0
10.8
2001
1.2
6.4
10.7
11.4

35-44
1994
2.9
6.5
11.0
12.0
1995
2.2
6.0
11.3
12.2
1996
2.0
6.2
11.1
12.2
1997
2.5
6.3
11.4
12.3
1998
2.5
5.9
10.4
11.6
1999
2.2
5.9
10.5
11.4
2000
1.5
4.8
8.9
9.8
2001
1.2
4.9
10.1
10.9

45-54
1994
3.0
6.3
10.2
11.6
1995
2.3
4.8
9.5
10.8
1996
2.7
5.9
10.6
12.0
1997
2.7
5.5
9.8
11.1
1998
2.5
5.5
9.8
10.9
1999
2.1
4.8
9.0
10.4
2000
1.7
4.1
8.4
9.4
2001
1.7
4.6
9.2
10.2

55-69
1994
4.8
8.0
11.1
16.3
1995
4.1
7.5
11.2
16.7
1996
3.8
6.8
10.5
15.7
1997
3.7
6.4
10.4
15.9
1998
3.2
5.9
9.8
14.8
1999
2.7
5.1
8.5
12.7
2000
1.8
3.9
7.4
12.2
2001
2.1
4.5
8.4
11.7

Total(b)
1994
3.3
9.0
14.1
15.5
1995
2.6
8.1
13.8
15.1
1996
2.6
8.3
13.8
15.2
1997
2.8
8.2
13.6
15.0
1998
2.7
7.7
13.0
14.3
1999
2.2
7.1
11.8
13.2
2000
1.7
6.1
10.9
12.2
2001
1.5
6.8
12.5
13.6

(a) With the implementation of the redesigned Labour Force Survey questionnaire in April 2001, the definition of duration of employment was revised - see the Information Paper: Implementing the Redesigned Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (cat. no. 6295.0) for further information. Data on long-term unemployment for years prior to 2001 uses the old definition of long-term unemployment.
(b) Includes those aged 70 years and over.


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