2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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LFSPLabour Force Status
October release

Icon - Persons Records, for the week prior to Census night, a person's labour force status.

Note that the category, 'Employed, away from work' also includes persons who stated they worked but who did not state their number of hours worked.

See also 'The 2016 Census and the Labour Force Survey' in Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Census and Census Data, Australia (cat. no. 2900.0) for information comparing the two collections.

Applicable to:Persons aged 15 years and over

Categories:1Employed, worked full-time
2Employed, worked part-time
3Employed, away from work
4Unemployed, looking for full-time work
5Unemployed, looking for part-time work
6Not in the labour force
&Not stated
@Not applicable
VOverseas visitor

Number of categories: 9

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Persons aged under 15 years



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