Australian Bureau of Statistics
6342.0 - Working Time Arrangements, Australia, November 2012 Quality Declaration
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/05/2013
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Contributing family workers in their main job, people who receive payment in kind in their main job, and those aged 15-19 years who were still at school were excluded from the survey.
People who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, a retainer fee from their employer while working on a commission basis, tips, piece rates, or payment in kind, or people who operate their own incorporated enterprise with or without hiring employees. In Working Time Arrangements surveys, people who received payment in kind in their main job and those aged 15-19 years who were still at school were excluded.
Full-time employees in main job
Employees who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in their main job) and others who, although usually worked less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week. These people were classified as full-time employees in their main job.
Employed people who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and others who, although usually worked less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week. These people were classified as full-time workers in their employment. For Working Time Arrangements, they must be an employee in their main job. See Employees.
Provision by an employer of paid holiday, vacation or recreation leave.
Hours actually worked
The number of hours actually worked during the reference week.
Hours usually worked
The number of hours usually worked in a week.
Industry of main job
An industry is a group of businesses or organisations that undertake similar economic activities to produce both goods and services. In this publication, industry of main job refers to ANZSIC Division as classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (Revision 1.0) (cat. no. 1292.0).
Main English-speaking countries
The list of main English-speaking countries provided here is not an attempt to classify countries on the basis of whether or not English is the predominant or official language of each country. It is a list of the main countries from which Australia receives, or has received, significant numbers of overseas settlers who are likely to speak English. These countries comprise the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States of America.
The job in which the most hours were usually worked.
Occupation of main job
An occupation is a collection of jobs that are sufficiently similar in their title and tasks, skill level and skill specialisation which are grouped together for the purposes of classification. In this publication, occupation of main job relates to Major Group as defined by the ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1, 2009 (cat. no. 1220.0).
A shift arrangement, for being available, when not at work, to be contacted to resume work. An allowance may be paid to the employee for being on call.
Work undertaken which is outside, or in addition to, ordinary working hours in main job, whether paid or unpaid.
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
People who work in their own incorporated enterprise, that is, a business entity which is registered as a separate legal entity to its members or owners (also known as a limited liability company).
Part-time employees in main job
Employees who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in their main job) and who did so during the reference week, or were not at work during the reference week. These people were classified as part-time employees in their main job.
Employed people who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and who did so during the reference week, or were not at work during the reference week. These people were classified as part-time workers in their employment. For Working Time Arrangements, they must be an employee in their main job. See Employees.
The week preceding the week in which the interview was conducted.
Provision by an employer where employees receive a mix of cash and a variety of non-cash benefits from their employers as remuneration. Examples of non-cash benefits include cars, additional amounts paid into superannuation funds for the employee, provision of mobile phones and/or free car parking.
Sector of main job
Sector of main job is used to classify a respondent's employer as a public or private enterprise. The public sector includes all government units, such as government departments, non-market non-profit institutions that are controlled and mainly financed by government, and corporations and quasi-corporations that are controlled by government.
Irregular shifts - Describes shifts that do not follow a set pattern.
Regular shifts - Shifts worked to a set pattern of times. Regular shift times are presented as follows:
Rotating shift - A shift arrangement, in which the shift worked changes periodically from one time period to another, for example from mornings or afternoons to evenings or nights.
Split shift - Occurs when the worked period is broken by an extended unpaid 'free' period, thereby constituting an extended working day consisting of two (or more) shifts.
A system of working whereby the daily hours of operation at the place of employment are split into at least two set work periods (shifts) for different groups of workers.
Provision by an employer of paid sick leave.
People who are usually waiting to restart work or people who have had to restart work after being recalled, without additional pay and allowances.
Time off in lieu
Time off that is granted for time that has already been made up by working extra hours or overtime.
With paid leave entitlements
The entitlement of employees (excluding OMIEs) to either paid holiday leave or paid sick leave (or both) in their main job. For more information, see paragraph 16 of the Explanatory Notes.
Without paid leave entitlements
Employees (excluding OMIEs) who were not entitled to, or did not know whether they were entitled to, paid holiday leave and paid sick leave in their current job. For more information, see paragraph 16 of the Explanatory Notes.
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