Australian Bureau of Statistics
4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/1997
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Definitions and references
Manufacturing industries - the manufacturing division of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0).
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.
Participation rate - for any group, the labour force expressed as a percentage of the civilian population in the same group.
Part-time employed - employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week and who did so during the reference week.
Part-time employed who prefer more hours - part-time employed who indicated they would prefer to work more hours.
Service industries - the combination of the following divisions of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (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.
Trade union membership rate - the number of employees with membership in a trade union in connection with their main job divided by total employees.
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.
Unemployment rate - the number unemployed expressed as a proportion of the labour force. Separate rates may be calculated for sub-groups of the population.
Working days lost due to industrial disputes - total working days lost by employees due to industrial disputes during the year.
Youth unemployment/population ratio - the number of unemployed people aged 15-19, expressed as a proportion of all people aged 15-19.
Youth unemployment rate - the number of unemployed people aged 15-19, expressed as a proportion of people aged 15-19 in the labour force.
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