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3414.0 - Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2011 (Edition 2)  
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AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)

NAME OF COLLECTION

Forms of Employment Survey

OVERVIEW

The Forms of Employment Survey (FOES) was first conducted in August 1998, then in November 2001 and again in November 2004. From November 2006 FOES has been conducted on an annual basis.

The FOES collects information about the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce. It presents information about different types of employment arrangements (such as those employed on contract, or employed through a labour hire firm), the extent of part-time employment, casual employment and those with/without leave entitlements. The scope of the survey is persons aged 15 years and over who were employed in their main job (except for contributing family workers).

Data collected in the FOES are capable of being cross classified with Data Items Relevant to Migrants and Ethnicity as well as characteristics such as hours worked, industry, occupation and demographic characteristics.

The FOES is conducted as part of the Monthly Population Survey, which comprises the Labour Force Survey and, in most months, a supplementary survey topic.

DATA DETAIL

DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY

  • Country of birth
    Note: Country of birth is collected as a core data item in the Labour Force Survey. Although individual country of birth is collected, standard outputs for this data item are usually aggregated to one of the following formats:
    • Born in Australia
    • Born overseas
      • Born in main English-speaking countries
      • Born in other than main English-speaking countries
    • Born in Australia
    • Born overseas
      • Oceania and Antarctica
      • North-West Europe
      • Southern and Eastern Europe
      • North Africa and the Middle East
      • South-East Asia
      • North-East Asia
      • Southern and Central Asia
      • Americas
      • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Country of birth and period of arrival
    • Born in Australia
    • Born overseas
      • Arrived before 1971
      • Arrived 1971-1980
      • Arrived 1981-1990
      • Arrived 1991-2000
      • Arrived 2001 to survey date

OTHER DATA ITEMS COLLECTED

A full list of data items collected for the Forms of Employment Survey is available in Forms of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6359.0).

Information about a Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) is available in the Technical Manual: Labour Force Survey and Forms of Employment Survey, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Nov 2008 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.008).

Further details on scope, geographic coverage, data availability and publications, methodology, classifications and concepts are available in Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001) or visit the Forms of Employment entry in the Directory of Statistical Sources.

CONTACT DETAILS

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.

Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


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