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6202.2 - Labour Force, Victoria, Nov 2001  
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES


LABOUR FORCE TREND ESTIMATES
Nov 2000
Sep 2001
Oct 2001
Nov 2001

Employed persons ('000)
2,304.8
2,319.6
2,321.8
2,323.6
Unemployed persons ('000)
143.1
159.0
160.5
161.8
Unemployment rate (%)
5.8
6.4
6.5
6.5
Participation rate (%)
63.8
63.8
63.8
63.8



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

Employment
    • having decreased slightly between March and June 2001, employment in Victoria increased to 2,323,600 in November 2001, an increase of 18,800 since November 2000
    • male employment increased slightly to 1,303,500 since November 2000
    • female employment increased by 15,000 to 1,020,100 since November 2000

EMPLOYED PERSONS, Trend
Graph - Employed persons, trend




Unemployment
    • estimates of unemployed persons in Victoria have increased by 18,700 since November 2000, reaching 161,800 in November 2001
    • estimates of unemployed males have risen from 83,800 in November 2000 to 94,500 in November 2001
    • estimates of unemployed females rose by 8,000 since November 2000, reaching 67,300 in November 2001

Unemployment Rate
    • the unemployment rate has risen from 5.8% in November 2000 to 6.5% in November 2001
    • the unemployment rate for males has increased from 6.1% in November 2000 to 6.8% in November 2001
    • the unemployment rate for females has increased from 5.6% in November 2000 to 6.2% in November 2001

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, Trend
Graph - Unemployment rate, trend



Participation Rate
    • the participation rate has remained at 63.8% since November 2000
    • the participation rate for males decreased from 73.6% in November 2000 to 73.1% in November 2001
    • he participation rate for females increased from 54.4% in November 2000 to 54.8% in November 2001


SUMMARY OF FINDINGS


INTRODUCTION

While broad-aggregation data at the State level are available as trend estimates, lower aggregations (e.g. regional, industry or occupation data) are only available as original series. Consequently, the following data are original series estimates.


REGIONS

In November 2001, the Melbourne Major Statistical Region (MSR) recorded a lower unemployment rate (5.9%) and a higher participation rate (64.1%) than the Balance of Victoria MSR (6.1% and 61.5% respectively). The unemployment rates in Melbourne MSR were 5.9% for both males and females. In the Balance of Victoria MSR the unemployment rates were 6.4% for males and 5.7% for females.

North Western Melbourne (7.7%) and Outer Western Melbourne (7.6%) recorded the highest unemployment rates within the Melbourne MSR. The regions outside the Melbourne MSR with the highest unemployment rates were Central Highlands-Wimmera (7.8%) and All Gippsland (6.4%). The lowest unemployment rate recorded in any region in November 2001 was 4.5% in Outer Eastern Melbourne.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, Labour Force Regions: Original series
Graph - UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, Labour Force Regions: Original series



Within Melbourne MSR, Outer Eastern Melbourne had the highest participation rate with 72.7%, while the lowest rate of 60.6% was recorded in Mornington Peninsula. Participation rates in Statistical Regions in the Balance of Victoria MSR were within a range of 56.7% in Central Highlands-Wimmera and 65.6% in Goulburn-Ovens-Murray.


INDUSTRY

The two largest industries in Victoria with respect to employment were Retail trade (359,100 employed) and Manufacturing (355,900 employed). Together these industries accounted for 30.8% of all employed persons in Victoria in November 2001. Property and business services, and Health and community services were the next largest, with 254,900 and 226,000 employed, respectively.

The industry employing the most males was Manufacturing (257,500) and the industry employing the most females was Retail trade (179,200). While males made up 56.0% of employed persons, they made up more than 75% of persons employed in the following industries: Construction (89.3%); Electricity, gas & water supply (77.5%); and Transport & storage (77.5%), whereas females only exceeded 75% of persons employed in one industry, namely, Health & community services (77.4%).

EMPLOYED PERSONS, Industry by Sex: Original series
Graph - EMPLOYED PERSONS, Industry by Sex: Original series



OCCUPATION

The two largest occupation groups in Victoria with respect to employment were Professionals (452,600 employed) and Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers (380,000 employed). Together these occupations accounted for 35.8% of all employed persons in Victoria in November 2001. Tradespersons and related workers, and Associate professionals were the next largest, with 304,700 and 268,100 employed, respectively.

EMPLOYED PERSONS, Major Occupation Group: Original series
Graph - EMPLOYED PERSONS, Major Occupation Group: Original series



FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Dalia Borell on 03 9615 7677, or the National Information Service on 1300 135 070.


ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

The November 2001 issue is the final issue of Labour Force, Victoria. Most of the information contained in this publication is now available in other ABS releases, including:

1. Labour Force, Australia, Preliminary (Cat. no. 6202.0). This monthly publication contains original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of labour force status by State.

2. Labour Force, Teenage Employment and Unemployment, Australia, Preliminary -- Data Report (Cat. no. 6202.0.40.001). This monthly data report contains estimates of labour force status of persons aged 15-19 years by educational attendance by State.

3. Labour Force, Selected Summary Tables, Australia (Cat. no. 6291.0.40.001). This monthly data report contains estimates of labour force status by region and duration of unemployment by State.

4. Labour Force, Australia (Cat. no. 6203.0). This monthly publication contains original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of labour force status by State, and original estimates of labour force status by State Capital Cities and unemployed persons by age by State.

5. State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (Cat. no. 1367.2). This quarterly publication will contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of labour force status; and original estimates of labour force status by region, employed persons by industry, part-time workers, and unemployed persons by duration of unemployment.

6. AusStats. This service contains, as either time series or companion data, all tables in Labour Force, Victoria, with the following exceptions -- Table 5: Please contact the Labour Force Survey contact officer on 02 6252 6525 for details on future availability via AusStats. Table 6: Data by country group are available via AusStats but not by individual country. Table 11: Data by age by State are not available via AusStats. Table 16: Some duration of unemployment categories are combined in AusStats.

If you would like information about subscribing to AusStats, please contact Peter Rochester on 03 9615 7769. If you would like to discuss the availability of data through the ABS Information Consultancy Service, or how to find Labour Force data on AusStats, please contact Dalia Borell on 03 9615 7677.


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