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6239.0 - Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, Jul 2008 to Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/12/2009   
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APPENDIX POPULATIONS AND DATA ITEMS LIST


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The ABS has a range of data available on request from the Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation topic. This section lists the data items and populations to which they relate. Full details of these data items are available on the ABS website in an Excel spreadsheet, as a data cube (Appendix 1 - B&I and R&RI 2008-09 Data Items List).

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)).

To obtain data available on request, or for more information about our customised data service contact Labour Market Statistics in Canberra on (02) 6252 7206 or by facsimile on (02) 6252 5066, or by email to <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.


Population 1

All persons aged 18 years and over


Population 2

Employed persons


Population 3

Unemployed persons


Population 4

Persons not in the labour force


Population 5

Persons who wanted a paid job


Population 6

Persons who wanted a paid job but were not available to start within four weeks


Population 7

Persons who wanted a paid job, were available to start within four weeks, but were not actively looking for a job


Population 8

Persons who wanted a paid job, were available to start within four weeks, and were actively looking for a job


Population 9

Persons who did not want a paid job or did not know


Population 9A

Persons aged 18-69 who were not in the labour force, excluding those permanently unable to work (incentives population)


Population 10

Persons who usually worked 0-15 hours per week


Population 11

Persons who preferred to work more hours


Population 12

Persons who preferred to work more hours, but were not available to start within four weeks


Population 13

Persons who preferred to work more hours, were available to start within four weeks, but were not looking for work with more hours


Population 14

Persons who preferred to work more hours, were available to start within four weeks, and were looking for work with more hours


Population 15

Persons who did not prefer to work more hours


Population 15A

Persons aged 18 -69 years who usually worked 0–15 hours who did not prefer to work more hours, were not available to work more hours or were not looking for work with more hours (incentives population)

Data items Populations

Demographic characteristics
1 State or territory of usual residence All
2 Area of usual residence All
3 Region of usual residence All
4 Sex All
5 Marital status All
6 Relationship in household All
7 Whether household had children aged under 15 All
8A Country of birth and period of arrival All
8B Country of birth (1) All
8C Country of birth (2) All
9 Age group (years) All
10 Age of youngest child in household (years) All
11 Number of children aged less than 15 years All
11A Self assessed health status 3-15
Partner's demographics
78A Partner' age All
79 Partner's labour force status All
80 Partner's full-time or part-time status in employment All
80A Partner's full-time or part-time status by usual hours All
Education
12 Whether currently studying 3-15
13 Whether completed primary school 3-15
14 Level of highest non-school qualification 3-15
15 Level of highest educational attainment 3-15
16 Level of highest school educational attainment 3-15
17 Main field of highest non-school qualification 3-15
18 Main field of highest educational attainment 3-15
19 Age and whether attending an educational institution All
Unpaid activities
20 Unpaid activities in last four weeks 3-15
Labour force characteristics
21 Hours usually worked in all jobs 2, 10-15
22 Duration of current period of unemployment 3
23 Status in employment 2, 10-15
24 Full-time or part-time status in employment 2, 10-15
25 Full-time or part-time status by usual hours 2, 10-15
26 Labour force status All
Current main job details
27 Hours usually worked in current main job 10-15
28 Full-time or part-time status in current main job 10-15
29 Employment type in current main job 10-15
30 Occupation of current main job 10-15
31 Industry of current main job 10-15
32 Duration of current main job 10-15
Previous job details
33 Whether had ever worked 3-9
34 Previous job full-time or part-time 3-9
35 Time since last job 3-9
36 Employment type of last job 3-9
37 Occupation of last job 3-9
38 Industry of last job 3-9
39 Hours usually worked per week in last job 3-9
40 Duration of last job 3-9
41 Reason for ceasing last job 3-9
Previous full-time job details
42 Whether had ever held a full-time job 3-15
43 Whether last full-time job was with same employer as current job 10-15
44 Whether last full-time job was with same employer as last job 3-9
45 Time since last full-time job 3-9
46 Employment type of last full-time job 3-15
47 Occupation of last full-time job 3-15
48 Industry of last full-time job 3-15
49 Hours usually worked per week in last full-time job 3-15
50 Duration of last full-time job 3-15
51 Reason for ceasing last full-time job 3-15
Want to work (more)
52 Whether preferred to work more hours than usually worked 10-15
53 Preferred number of hours 5-9, 11-14
54 Whether wanted a paid job 3-9
55 Preferred length/tenure of job 5-8
56 Whether would accept a short-term/temporary job 5-8
57 All reasons for not wanting work/more hours 9, 15
58 Main reason for not wanting work/more hours 9, 15
Available to work (more)
59 Whether available to start work/more hours in the reference week 5, 7-8, 11, 13-14
60 Time until available to start work/more hours 5-8, 11-14
60A All reasons not available to start work/more hours 6, 12
61 Main reason not available to start work/more hours 6, 12
62 Main child care reason not available to start work/more hours 6, 12
Looking for (more) work
63 Whether looked for work 3-9
64 Whether looked for more hours 11-14
65 Looked for full-time or part-time work 3
66 All reasons not looking for work/more hours 7, 13
67 Main reason not looking for work/more hours 7, 13
68 Main child care reason not looking for work/more hours 7, 13
69 All difficulties finding work/more hours 3, 8, 14
70 Main difficulty finding work/more hours 3, 8, 14
Incentives to join/increase participation in the labour force
Work related incentives
70A Work a set number of hours on set days 9A, 15A
70B Vary start and finish times 9A, 15A
70C Ability to work extra to have time off 9A, 15A
70D Ability to work part-time hours 9A, 15A
70E Ability to do some or all of your work from home 9A, 15A
70F Ability to have breaks at work 9A, 15A
70G Ability to sit down for some of the time 9A, 15A
70H Ability to work more hours with the same employer 9A, 15A
Finance related incentives
70I Keep more of pay 9A, 15A
70J Maintain most of any welfare benefits or allowances 9A, 15A
Child care related incentives (only applies to those with child care responsibilities)
70K Access to child care places 9A, 15A
70L Financial assistance with child care costs 9A, 15A
70M Child care that is open at night and on weekends 9A, 15A
Caring related incentives (only applies to those with caring responsibilities)
70N Access to residential or aged care 9A, 15A
70O Access to in-home respite care or a Community support worker 9A, 15A
Other incentives
70P Less paperwork from government support agencies 9A, 15A
70Q Getting more help from family or friends 9A, 15A
70R Other incentives 9A, 15A
70S Lowest gross wage per hour that respondent would work for 9A, 15A
70T Whether respondent would return to work if important conditions were met 9A, 15A
Current income details
71 Current weekly gross personal income from all sources All
72 All sources of current personal income All
73 Main source of current personal income All
74 All types of government pension/allowance currently received All
Partner's current income details
75 Partner's current weekly gross income from all sources 3-15
76 All sources of partner's current personal income 3-15
77 Main source of partner's current personal income 3-15
78 All types of partner's Government pensions/allowances received 3-15
Household income
81 Total gross weekly household income from all sources All




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