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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/1996   
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Definitions and references

Average hours worked per week by full-time workers - average hours worked, including overtime, by full-time workers during the survey reference week. The hours are those stated by survey respondents and are not necessarily the hours paid for.

    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Average weekly hours paid overtime per employee - total overtime hours paid for divided by the total number of employees, including those who were not paid for any overtime. Overtime is time worked in excess of award, standard or agreed hours of work for which payment is received. Figures are the annual average of quarterly figures.
    Reference: Job Vacancies and Overtime, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0)

Discouraged jobseekers - people who wanted to work and who were available to start work within four weeks but whose main reason for not taking active steps to find work was that they believed they would not be able to find a job for reasons of: age; language or ethnicity; schooling; training; skills or experience; no jobs in their locality or line of work; or they considered that there were no jobs at all available.
    Reference: Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6220.0)

Employed - persons aged 15 and over who worked during the reference week for pay, profit, commission, payment in kind or without pay in a family business, or who had a job but were not at work.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Employees - employed persons who worked for wages or salary in the reference period.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Employment/population ratio - the number of employed persons in a group expressed as a proportion of the civilian population in the same group.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Full-time workers - employed persons who usually worked 35 hours a week or more and others who, although usually working less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Labour force - all persons aged 15 and over who, during the reference week, were employed, or who were not employed but had actively looked for work and were available to start work.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Long-term unemployed - people unemployed for 52 weeks or longer.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Manufacturing industries - the manufacturing division of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (1292.0).
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Median duration of unemployment - the period of unemployment at which half of the unemployed had been unemployed for more weeks and half had been unemployed for fewer weeks.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Participation rate - for any group, the labour force expressed as a percentage of the civilian population in the same group.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Part-time employed - employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week and who did so during the reference week.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Part-time employed who prefer more hours - part-time employed who indicated they would prefer to work more hours.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Service industries - the combination of the following divisions of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (cat. no. 1292.0): wholesale trade; retail trade; accommodation, cafes and restaurants; transport and storage; communication services; finance and insurance; property and business services; government administration and defence; education; health and community services; cultural and recreational services; and personal and other services.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Trade union membership rate - the number of employees with membership in a trade union in connection with their main job divided by total employees.
    Reference: Trade Union Members, Australia (cat. no. 6325.0)

Unemployed - persons aged 15 and over who were not employed during the reference week, but who had actively looked for work and were available to start work.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Unemployment rate - the number unemployed expressed as a proportion of the labour force. Separate rates may be calculated for sub-groups of the population.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Working days lost due to industrial disputes - total working days lost by employees due to industrial disputes during the year.
    Reference: Industrial Disputes, Australia (cat. no. 6322.0)

Youth unemployment/population ratio - the number of unemployed people aged 15-19, expressed as a proportion of all people aged 15-19.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

Youth unemployment rate - the number of unemployed people aged 15-19, expressed as a proportion of people aged 15-19 in the labour force.
    Reference: The Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)



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