Australian Bureau of Statistics
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2009 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/08/2009
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Employment to population ratio
For any group, the number of employed persons expressed as a percentage of the civilian population in the same group.
Full time workers
Employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually working less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
The matching of respondents who report in consecutive months enables analysis of the transition of individuals between the different labour force status classifications, referred to as the matched sample. The transition counts between the different labour force status classifications from one point in time to the next are commonly referred to as gross flows.
The figures presented in gross flows are presented in original terms only and do not align with published labour force estimates. The gross flows figures are derived from the matched sample between consecutive months, which after taking account of the sample rotation and varying non-response in each month is approximately 80 percent of the sample.
Caution should be exercised when analysing these gross flows data due to:
For any group, persons who were employed or unemployed, as defined.
Labour force status
A classification of the civilian population aged 15 years and over into employed, unemployed or not in the labour force, as defined. The definitions conform closely to the international standard definitions adopted by the International Conferences of Labour Statisticians.
Labour force underutilisation rate
The sum of the number of persons unemployed and the number of persons in underemployment, expressed as a proportion of the labour force.
Not in labour force
Persons who were not in the categories employed or unemployed as defined.
For any group, the labour force expressed as a percentage of the civilian population aged 15 years and over in the same group.
Part time workers
Employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and either did so during the reference week, or were not at work in the reference week.
The number of fully responding dwellings expressed as a percentage of the total number of dwellings excluding sample loss. Examples of sample loss include: dwellings where all persons are out of scope and/or coverage; vacant dwellings; dwellings under construction; dwellings converted to non-dwellings; derelict dwellings; and demolished dwellings.
Seasonally adjusted series
A time series of estimates with the estimated effects of normal seasonal variation removed. See Explanatory Notes 25 to 29 for more detail.
A smoothed seasonally adjusted series of estimates. See Explanatory Notes 30 to 33 for more detail.
The number of underemployed workers expressed as a percentage of the labour force.
Employed persons aged 15 years and over who want, and are available for, more hours of work than they currently have. They comprise:
Persons aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
Unemployed looking for full time work
Unemployed persons who:
Unemployed looking for part time work
Unemployed persons who:
For any group, the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force in the same group.
Unemployment to population ratio
For any group, the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the civilian population in the same group.
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