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3414.0 - Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2011 (Edition 2)  
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Multiple Jobholding Survey


The Multiple Jobholding Survey collects information on the number and characteristics of employed persons who have more than one job. This survey was first conducted in November 1965, then every two years from August 1973 until August 1987, then in July 1991, August 1994, August 1997. The scope of the survey is all persons aged 15 years and over but restricted to persons who stated that they had more than one job in the reference week and were an employee in at least one of their jobs.

This survey collects a range of information about the employment characteristics of multiple job holders, in their main and second job, including status in employment, full-time/part-time status, occupation, industry, hours worked and weekly earnings. Data items contained within these topics are capable of being cross classified with Data Items Relevant to Migrants and Ethnicity.

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



  • Birthplace and period of arrival
    • Born in Australia
    • Born outside Australia
      • Arrived before 1971
      • Arrived 1971-1980
      • Arrived 1981-1990
      • Arrived 1991 to survey date
  • Birthplace (1)
    • Born in main English-speaking countries
    • Born in other countries
  • Birthplace (2)
    • Born in Australia
    • Born outside Australia
      • Oceania and Antarctica
      • New Zealand
      • Europe and the former USSR
      • Germany
      • Greece
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • United Kingdom and Ireland
      • Former Yugoslav Republics
      • The Middle East and North Africa
      • Lebanon
      • Africa (excluding North Africa)
      • South-East Asia
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Viet Nam
      • North-East Asia
      • China (a)
      • Southern Asia (including India)
      • The Americas
      • Other
      • India
      • Other
      (a) Includes Hong Kong SAR.


A full list of data items collected for the Multiple Jobholding Survey is available in Multiple Jobholding, Australia, Aug 1997 (cat. no. 6216.0).

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 Multiple Jobholding entry in the Directory of Statistical Sources.


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

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