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1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
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PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT



In NSW in February 2012 there were, in trend terms:

  • 1,040,900 part-time employed persons, or 29.0% of total employed persons
  • 16.1% of all employed males were working part-time, compared to 44.4% of all employed females
  • 2,553,800 full-time employed persons or 4,200 more than in January 2012 and 8,500 more than in February 2011.

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Footnote(s): Trend

Source(s): Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0)


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What do part-time and full-time employment mean?

Part-time employed persons are employed persons who usually worked fewer than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and either did so during the reference week or were not at work during the reference week.

Full-time employed persons are employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually working fewer than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.

Labour force estimates are derived from the Labour Force Survey component of the Monthly Population Survey. Information is obtained from the occupants of selected dwellings by specially trained interviewers using computer-assisted interviewing.


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