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6222.0 - Job Search Experience, Australia, Jul 2008 Quality Declaration 
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APPENDIX 2 POPULATIONS AND DATA ITEMS LIST


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The ABS has a range of data available on request from the Job Search Experience Survey. This section lists the data items and populations which relate to the survey. More detailed breakdowns of some data items are also available on request.

The population(s) for a particular data item refers to the people in the survey to whom the data relates. Where alternative output categories are available for the same data item, these are shown and the data item name is followed by a bracketed numeral (e.g. Country of birth (2)).

For more information about ABS data available on request, contact Tracey Chester on Canberra (02) 6252 5609, or by facsimile (02) 6252 5260, or by email to <tracey.chester@abs.gov.au>.


Population 1

Unemployed persons.


Population 2

Employed persons who started their current job in the previous 12 months.


Population 3

Employees (excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises) who started their current job in the previous 12 months.

Data items Populations

1 State or territory of usual residence All
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
2 Area of usual residence All
State capital city
Balance of state/territory
3 Region of usual residence All
Standard labour force dissemination regions
4 Sex All
Males
Females
5 Marital status All
Married
Not married
6 Relationship in household All
Family member
Husband, wife or partner
With dependants
Without dependants
Lone parent
With dependants
Without dependants
Dependent student
Non-dependent child
Other related individual
Non-family member
Lone person
Not living alone
Relationship not determined
7A Country of birth and period of arrival All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Arrived before 1971
Arrived 1971-1980
Arrived 1981-1990
Arrived 1991-2000
Arrived 2001 to survey date
7B Country of birth (1) All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Born in main English-speaking countries
Born in other than main English-speaking countries
7C Country of birth (2) All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
Oceania and Antarctica
North-West Europe
Southern and Eastern Europe
North Africa and the Middle East
South-East Asia
North-East Asia
Southern and Central Asia
Americas
Sub-Saharan Africa
8 Age group (years) All
15-19
20-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-59
60-64
65 and over
Note: Age collected in single years.
9 Level of highest educational attainment All
Postgraduate Degree
Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate
Bachelor Degree
Advanced Diploma/Diploma
Certificate III/IV
Certificate I/II
Certificate not further defined
Year 12
Year 11
Year 10 or below
Other education
Level not determined
No educational attainment
10 Level of highest non-school qualification All
With a non-school qualification
Postgraduate Degree
Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate
Bachelor Degree
Advanced Diploma/Diploma
Certificate III/IV
Certificate I/II
Certificate not further defined
Level not determined
Without a non-school qualification
11 Highest year of school completed All
Year 12
Year 11
Year 10
Year 9
Year 8 or below
Never attended school
12 Highest non-school qualification and whether qualification obtained overseas or within Australia All
Born in Australia
Born overseas
With a non-school qualification
Qualification obtained overseas
Qualification obtained in Australia
Without a non-school qualification
13A Number of jobs started in the previous 12 months All
None
One
Two
Three or more
13B Number of jobs lasting two weeks or more started in the previous 12 months All
None
One
Two
Three or more
14 All steps taken to find work/attain a job 1,3
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the Internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Network employment agency
Checked with other employment agency
Looked at advertisements for jobs in a newspaper
Looked at advertisements for jobs on the Internet
Looked at advertisements for jobs on Centrelink touchscreens
Looked at advertisements for jobs on workplace noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Did not take steps to find work/attain a job
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
15 Whether looked for full-time or part-time work 1
Looked for full-time work
Looked for part-time work
16 Preferred number of hours 1
1-15
16-29
30-34
35-39
40
41-44
45-48
49 or more
Did not know
Note: Collected in single hours.
17 Duration of current period of unemployment 1
Under 1 year
1 and under 4 weeks
4 and under 8 weeks
8 and under 13 weeks
13 and under 26 weeks
26 and under 39 weeks
39 and under 52 weeks
1 year and over
1 and under 2 years
2 years and over
18 Whether has been registered with Centrelink as a job seeker 1
Has been registered with centrelink as a job seeker
Has not been registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
19A All steps taken to find work 1
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the Internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Network employment agency
Checked with other employment agency
Looked at advertisements for jobs in a newspaper
Looked at advertisements for jobs on the Internet
Looked at advertisements for jobs on Centrelink touchscreens
Looked at advertisements for jobs on workplace noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Did not take steps to find work
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
19B Active steps taken to find work 1
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the Internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Took no active steps
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
19C Active steps taken to find work and whether has been registered with a Job Network employment agency 1
Has been registered with a Job Network employment agency
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the Internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Took no active steps
Has not been registered with a Job Network employment agency
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
19D Whether has been registered with a Job Network employment agency 1
Has been registered with a Job Network employment agency
Has not been registered with a Job Network employment agency
20 Number of offers of employment in the current period of unemployment 1
None
One
Two
Three or more
21A All difficulties in finding work 1
Too many applicants for available jobs
Lacked necessary skills or education
Considered too young by employers
Considered too old by employers
Insufficient work experience
No vacancies at all
No vacancies in line of work
Too far to travel/transport problems
Own ill health or disability
Language difficulties
Unsuitable hours
Difficulties with finding child care
Other family responsibilities
Difficulties because of ethnic background
Other difficulties
No difficulties at all
No feed back from employers
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
21B Main difficulty in finding work 1
Too many applicants for available jobs
Lacked necessary skills or education
Considered too young by employers
Considered too old by employers
Insufficient work experience
No vacancies at all
No vacancies in line of work
Too far to travel/transport problems
Own ill health or disability
Language difficulties
Unsuitable hours
Difficulties with finding child care
Other family responsibilities
Difficulties because of ethnic background
No feedback from employers
Other difficulties
No difficulties at all
22 Number of spells of looking for work in the previous 12 months 1
One
Two
Three or more
23 Time spent looking for work in the previous 12 months 1
1 and under 2 weeks
2 and under 4 weeks
4 and under 8 weeks
8 and under 13 weeks
13 and under 26 weeks
26 and under 39 weeks
39 and under 52 weeks
52 weeks
24 Whether had ever worked for two weeks or more 1
Had previously worked
Last job less than 2 years ago
Last job 2 years or more ago
Had never worked
25 Status in employment of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Employees (including OMIEs)
Employer
Own account worker
Contributing family worker
Unpaid voluntary worker
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
26 Occupation of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Managers
Professionals
Associate professionals
Technicians and trades workers
Community and personal service workers
Clerical and administrative workers
Sales workers
Machinery operators and drivers
Labourers
Unpaid voluntary workers
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
27 Industry of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Mining
Manufacturing
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
Construction
Wholesale trade
Retail trade
Accommodation and food services
Transport, postal and warehousing
Information media and telecommunications
Financial and insurance services
Rental, hiring and real estate services
Professional, scientific and technical services
Public administration and safety
Education and training
Health care and social assistance
Arts and recreation services
Other services
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
28 Whether worked full-time or part-time in last job 1
Worked full-time
Worked part-time
Had never worked
29 Duration of last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Less than 1 year
2 and under 4 weeks
4 and under 8 weeks
8 and under 26 weeks
26 and under 52 weeks
1 and under 2 years
Last job 2 or more years ago
2 and under 5 years
5 years and over
Unpaid voluntary worker
Had never worked
30 Reason for ceasing last job 1
Last job less than 2 years ago
Job loser
Laid off or retrenched
Job was temporary or seasonal
Own ill health or disability
Own business closed down for economic reasons
Job leaver
Unsatisfactory work arrangements
Holiday job/returned to studies
Other
Unpaid voluntary worker
Last job 2 or more years ago
Had never worked
31 Whether had job to go to lasting two weeks or more 1
Had a job to go to
Did not have a job to go to
32 Status in employment in current job 2
Employees (including OMIEs)
Employers
Own account workers
Contributing family workers
33 Employment type in main job 2,3
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
Contributing family workers
34 Employment type in current job 2,3
Employees (excluding OMIEs)
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
Contributing family workers
35 Month started current job 2,3
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
36 Duration of looking for work before current job 2,3
Less than 1 year
1 and under 4 weeks
4 and under 8 weeks
8 and under 13 weeks
13 and under 26 weeks
26 and under 52 weeks
1 and under 2 years
2 and under 5 years
5 years and over
Did not look for work
Note: Available in single weeks/years.
37 Occupation of current job 2,3
Managers
Professionals
Associate professionals
Technicians and trades workers
Community and personal service workers
Clerical and administrative workers
Sales workers
Machinery operators and drivers
Labourers
38 Full-time or part-time status of current employment 2,3
Full-time worker
Part-time worker
39 Whether preferred to work more hours than usually worked 2,3
Usually worked part-time hours
Preferred to work more hours
Did not prefer to work more hours
Did not know
Usually worked full-time hours
40 Whether had paid leave entitlements in current job 3
With paid leave entitlements
Without paid leave entitlements
41 Whether entitled to paid sick leave in current job 3
Entitled to paid sick leave
Not entitled to paid sick leave
Did not know
42 Whether entitled to paid holiday leave in current job 3
Entitled to paid holiday leave
Not entitled to paid holiday leave
Did not know
43 Whether first job ever held lasting two weeks or more 3
First job ever held
Had worked before
Out of work prior to starting job
Changed employer to start job
44 All steps taken to attain a job 3
Wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer for work
Answered an advertisement for a job in a newspaper
Answered an advertisement for a job on the Internet
Answered an advertisement for a job on Centrelink touchscreens
Answered an advertisement for a job on workplace noticeboards
Contacted friends or relatives
Advertised or tendered for work
Registered with a Job Network employment agency
Registered with other employment agency
Checked with a Job Network employment agency
Checked with other employment agency
Looked at advertisements for jobs in a newspaper
Looked at advertisements for jobs on the Internet
Looked at advertisements for jobs on Centrelink touchscreens
Looked at advertisements for jobs on workplace noticeboards
Registered with Centrelink as a job seeker
Other
Did not take steps to attain a job
Note: Multiple response category. People may appear in more than one category.
45 Whether job seeker approached employer 3
Job seeker approached employer
Employer approached job seeker
46 Whether had prior knowledge that current job was available 3
Had prior knowledge that job or work was available
Job Network employment agency
Other employment agency
School programs
Careers service at educational institution
Advertisements in a newspaper
Advertisements on the Internet
Advertisements on Centrelink touchscreens
Advertisements on workplace noticeboards
Friends, relatives or company contacts
Other sources
Did not have prior knowledge that job was available
47 Role of Job Network in job attainment 3
Job Network helped job seeker to obtain job in some way
Job Network did not help job seeker to obtain job in any way
Did not know
Did not use Job Network in job attainment




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