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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002   
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Contents >> Labour >> Locations of work

Location of work refers to the different types of places where people work. These include traditional workplaces, such as offices and factories and other business premises; homes, including both own homes and other homes; non-fixed locations for persons who travel for work; and other locations including parks, beaches, streets and forests.

Table 6.29 shows that in June 2000, some 7,637,700 (89%) employed persons worked at business premises in their main job, while 1,680,500 (20%) worked at their own home. Some 20% of males and 19% of females worked at their own home.


6.29 LOCATIONS OF WORK IN MAIN JOB - June 2000

Locations of work
Males

'000
Females

'000
Persons

'000

Own home
974.6
705.9
1,680.5
Another home(a)
51.5
24.1
75.5
Employer or client's home
340.4
125.3
465.8
Business premises -
4,259.5
3,378.2
7,637.7
- Employer's or client's workplace
3,744.3
3,136.4
6,880.7
- Own workplace
503.3
223.3
726.5
- Other workplace
135.7
50.0
185.7
Travelling
1,919.4
701.2
2,620.5
Other
186.0
80.8
266.8
Total(b)
4,830.8
3,758.6
8,589.4

(a) Excludes employer's or client's home.
(b) People can appear in more than one category, therefore categories do not add to totals.

Source: Locations of Work, Australia (6275.0).

Table 6.30 provides a breakdown of the main locations of work by status in employment. It shows that own account workers (43%) and employees (41%) comprise most of the persons who work at home. The locations with the highest proportion of employees were business premises (93%), followed by travelling (79%).

Table 6.31 concerns the occupations of those persons employed at home (or another home), i.e. those who mainly work at home, or have an agreement with their employer to undertake some of their work at home (whereas in table 6.29 'home' also included people who only occasionally work at home). It shows that the occupations with the highest numbers of persons employed at home are Managers and administrators (249,700) and Professionals (249,400). These two occupations make up over half of all the persons employed at home.

6.30 MAIN LOCATIONS OF WORK IN MAIN JOB, By Status in Employment - June 2000

Status in employment
Own home(a)

%
Employer's or
client's home

%
Business premises

%
Travelling

%
Other

%
Total

%
Total

'000

Employee
41.4
57.8
92.9
79.3
75.6
87.3
7,496.0
Employer
10.4
9.2
2.6
3.1
5.5
3.4
292.7
Own account worker
42.6
32.3
4.1
17.3
16.3
8.5
732.8
Contributing family worker
5.6
*0.7
0.4
*0.3
*2.6
0.8
67.9
Total(a)
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
8,589.4

(a) Includes another home.

Source: Locations of Work, Australia (6275.0).



6.31 PERSONS EMPLOYED AT HOME, BY OCCUPATION(a) - June 2000

Occupation
Males

'000
Females

'000
Persons

'000
Persons

%

Managers and administrators
175.2
74.4
249.7
25.5
Professionals
139.2
110.2
249.4
25.4
Associate professionals
66.8
43.7
110.6
11.3
Tradespersons and related workers
42.8
9.8
52.6
5.4
Advanced clerical and service workers
7.9
101.2
109.0
11.1
Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers
26.4
91.4
117.8
12.0
Intermediate production and transport workers
11.8
6.3
18.0
1.8
Elementary clerical, sales and service workers
8.0
14.2
22.2
2.3
Labourers and related workers
18.5
16.4
34.9
3.6
Total(b)
503.3
476.9
980.3
100.0

(a) Classified according to the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO), Second Edition.
(b) Includes 16,200 persons for whom occupation was not determined.

Source: Locations of Work, Australia (6275.0).


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