4903.3 - Managing Caring Responsibilities and Paid Employment, Queensland, Oct 2002  
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1 This publication contains results from the 2002 Queensland State Supplementary Survey, Managing Paid Employment and Unpaid Caring Responsibilities. The survey was conducted throughout Queensland during the two weeks commencing Monday 7 October 2002, as a supplement to the ABS Monthly Population Survey (MPS).

2 The MPS is a multi-stage area sample of private dwellings and non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, caravan parks, etc.). Information is obtained from the occupants of selected dwellings by specially trained interviewers.

3 For details of the design, scope and coverage of the Monthly Population Survey, readers should refer to any recent edition of the ABS publication, Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) and the Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design (cat. no. 6269.0).


4 Information was collected by either face-to-face or telephone interview from one responsible adult per household for all household members aged 18 years and over. This survey was conducted using seven-eighths of the full sample of private dwellings in Queensland that were included in the Monthly Population Survey and excluded:

    • visitors to the household
    • members of the permanent defence forces
    • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from censuses and surveys
    • overseas residents in Australia
    • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia
    • residents of non-private dwellings such as hospitals and motels.

5 Information was sought from approximately 9,200 persons, of whom about 9,000 (97%) responded.


6 Coverage rules were applied to ensure that each person was associated with only one dwelling and hence had only one chance of selection in the survey.


7 Estimates have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Published percentages are calculated prior to rounding of the figures and therefore some discrepancy may occur between these percentages and those that could be calculated from the rounded figures.


8 Some of the tables in this publication include a column or row which is headed 'Other'. These contain respondent answers which could not be entered into any of the pre-coded response categories. The 'Other' categories are generally made up of widely varying responses given by a small proportion of the survey population.


9 Australian Bureau of Statistics publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated. Without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


10 The ABS produces a wide range of publications containing social and demographic statistics. Other ABS publications which relate to this survey topic include:
      Managing Caring Responsibilities and Paid Employment, New South Wales, October 2000 (cat. no. 4903.1)
      Balancing Work and Caring Responsibilities, New South Wales, October 1999 (cat. no. 4903.1)
      Balancing Work and Caring Responsibilities, Tasmania, October 1999 (cat. no. 4903.6)
      Career Experience, Australia, November 1998 (cat. no. 6254.0)
      Working Arrangements, Australia, August 1997 (cat. no. 6342.0)
      Workers with Family Responsibilities, Western Australia, October 1993 (cat. no. 4408.5)
      Australia's Families - Selected findings from the Survey of Families in Australia, March – May 1992 (cat. no. 4418.0)
      Employment Arrangements and Superannuation, Australia, April – June 2000 (cat. no. 6361.0)
      Child Care, Australia, June 1999 (cat. no. 4402.0)


11 Previous Queensland State Supplementary Survey publications are:
      Safety in the Home, Queensland, October 2001 (cat. no. 4387.3)
      Population Mobility, Queensland, October 2000 (cat. no. 3237.3)
      Working Hours of Wage and Salary Earners, Queensland, October 1999 (cat. no. 6344.3)
      Persons Aged Fifty Years and Over, Queensland, October 1998 (cat. no. 4139.3)
      Travel to and from Work and Place of Study, Brisbane and Moreton Statistical Divisions, Queensland, October 1997 (cat. no. 9201.3)
      Survey of Safety in the Home, Queensland, October 1996 (cat. no. 4387.3)
      Knowledge and Use of the Queensland Government Seniors Card, October 1995 (cat. no. 8178.3)
      Overseas and Interstate Visitors to Queensland Households and Interstate Trips by Queenslanders, October 1994 (cat. no. 8633.3)
      Participation in Sporting and Physical Recreational Activities, Queensland, October 1993 (cat. no. 4110.3)
      Housing Intentions, Preferences and Attitudes, Queensland, October 1991 (cat. no. 8710.3)
      Consumer Credit, Queensland, October 1990 (cat. no. 5670.3).


12 Additional data for this current survey (Managing Paid Employment and Unpaid Caring Responsibilities, Queensland 2002) are available subject to confidentiality and data quality restrictions.

13 The data are available on a fee-for-service basis. For further information about this service, please contact Lipan Rahman, ABS State and Territory Statistical Services, email lipan.rahman@abs.gov.au or 07 3222 6235.

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