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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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State summary tables


LABOUR FORCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total labour force
'000
1995-96
3,021
2,267
1,673
726
898
223
88
171
9,066
Participation rate
%
1995-96
62.6
63.5
64.8
61.9
66.2
60.7
70.3
73.7
63.7
Male participation rate
%
1995-96
72.8
73.8
75.1
71.7
76.5
71.1
77.1
80.8
73.9
Female participation rate
%
1995-96
52.6
53.6
54.7
52.4
56.0
50.7
63.2
66.8
53.8
Women (of labour force)
%
1995-96
42.8
43.1
42.6
43.1
42.5
42.4
44.3
46.2
42.9

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30th June
.

PAID WORK

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total employed
'000
1995-96
2,786
2,068
1,518
657
830
201
81
158
8,300
Part-time employed (of total employed)
%
1995-96
23.2
24.8
24.5
27.7
25.5
27.8
22.3
25.3
24.6
Employment/population ratio
%
1995-96
57.7
57.9
58.8
56.0
61.2
54.7
65.3
68.1
58.3
Employed in service industries (of total employed)
%
1995-96
73.1
70.8
71.6
70.2
71.2
70.9
80.2
89.7
72.1
Employed in manufacturing industries (of total employed)
%
1995-96
12.9
17.1
12.0
15.2
10.1
11.9
3.4
3.7
13.4
Part-time employed who prefer more hours (of part-time employed)
%
1995-96
24.9
26.2
27.7
29.5
25.1
28.2
21.8
25.6
26.2
Average hours worked per week by full-time workers
hours
1995-96
40.2
40.2
41.3
40.2
41.2
39.2
40.5
38.5
40.5
Average weekly hours of paid overtime per employee
hours
1996
1.1
1.2
1.1
1.0
1.2
0.8
1.5
0.5
1.1

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30th June except for average weekly hours of paid overtime per employee (calendar year)
.

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Trade union membership rate
%
1996
30.7
31.9
31.4
35.1
25
39.3
22.5
33.4
31.1
Working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employees
days
1996
162
113
162
80
68
78
61
148
131

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30th June except for trade union membership rate (August of year), and working days lost due to industrial disputes per 1,000 employees (calendar year).

UNEMPLOYMENT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total unemployed
'000
1995-96
234.9
198.6
155.2
68.6
68.2
22.3
6.2
12.8
766.7
Long-term unemployed
'000
1995-96
75
63.4
37.7
24.0
14.1
8.4
1.3
2.7
226.5
Unemployment rate
%
1995-96
7.8
8.8
9.3
9.5
7.6
10.0
7.1
7.5
8.5
Youth unemployment rate
%
1995-96
19.2
21.8
21.4
26.9
17.1
21.6
17.3
24.9
20.7
Youth unemployment/population ratio
%
1995-96
11.0
12.1
13.7
15.5
11.2
12.8
10.3
16.2
12.3
Adult unemployment/population ratio
%
1995-96
4.3
4.9
5.2
5.0
4.4
5.4
4.3
4.3
4.7
Median duration of unemployment
weeks
1995-96
21.8
21.7
16.2
26.4
13.3
26.9
11.9
14.8
20.3

Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30th June
.

NOT IN LABOUR FORCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Discouraged jobseekers
'000
1996
42.5
30.3
20.4
11.3
9.7
2.2
*1.1
1.3
118.9

Reference periods: Discouraged jobseekers data are for September of year.



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