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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/05/2007   
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Includes: labour force status and underutilisation, types of employment and job mobility, skilled employment, industrial relations, and people not in the labour force. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - Work - 2007 (10 Kb, xls).

Work(a), NSW Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

Labour force

1. Total labour force '000
3 162
3 216
3 271
3 328
3 356
3 389
3 444
2. Employed full time %
71.4
70.7
68.8
68.2
68.7
68.7
68.3
3. Employed part time %
22.8
23.7
25.0
25.7
25.7
26.1
26.4
4. Unemployment rate %
5.8
5.5
6.3
6.0
5.6
5.3
5.3
5. Long term unemployment rate %
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.3
1.1
1.2
6. Labour force underutilisation rate-persons(b) %
9.3
11.0
11.9
10.9
10.5
10.7
10.6
7. Labour force underutilisation rate-hours(b) %
na
na
7.5
7.2
6.5
6.7
6.7
Participation rate
8. Participation rate-persons %
61.9
62.1
62.3
62.7
62.5
62.5
62.9
9. Participation rate-males %
71.5
71.0
71.0
70.9
70.6
70.3
70.6
10. Participation rate-females %
52.7
53.5
53.9
54.7
54.6
54.8
55.5
11. Employment growth-annual change %
2.8
1.9
0.9
2.0
1.3
1.3
1.6
12. Job vacancies '000
46.5
39.0
28.4
36.7
38.4
43.8
43.2

Working hours-full time employees

13. Average hours worked per week hrs
41.5
40.6
41.0
41.1
40.5
40.6
39.8
14. Persons working 50 hours or more per week %
25.6
23.6
24.5
24.5
23.3
24.2
22.4

Occupation and industry

15. Employed in higher skilled occupations(c) %
54.9
55.9
55.8
55.5
56.5
57.3
58.1
16. Employed in service industries %
74.2
75.1
75.8
76.0
76.7
76.6
77.3
17. Employed in manufacturing industries %
11.9
11.8
11.2
11.6
10.5
10.3
9.9

Industrial relations

18. Trade union member-of all employees(d) %
25.7
26.4
23.7
23.6
24.7
23.9
nya
19. Working days lost due to industrial disputes-per 1,000 employees days
148.8
55.1
39.8
20.6
88.6
21.8
24.3

Transition to retirement (persons aged 55-64 years)

20. Participation rate-males %
59.7
58.5
60.5
60.7
62.8
63.3
64.6
21. Participation rate-females %
33.2
34.0
37.8
39.3
41.9
42.1
44.8

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) Data are for year ending 30 June, unless otherwise specified.
(b) Data are at September.
(c) ASCO skill levels 1-3. Includes occupations commensurate with a bachelor degree, diploma or AQF certificate III with at least 2 years of on-the-job training. Primarily professionals, managers, technicians and trades workers and some clerical and other occupations.
(d) Data are at August.

Labour force participation rates trend
Graph: Labour force participation rates trend


Unemployment and underutilisation rates
Graph: Unemployment and underutilisation rates


Employed persons, By skill level
Graph: Employed persons, By skill level


SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
Summary table indicator
Graphs

Australian Labour Market Statistics (ABS cat. no. 6105.0)
6-7
5.3
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6310.0)
18
. .
Forms of Employment, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6359.0)
. .
. .
Industrial Disputes, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6321.0.55.001)
19
. .
Job Vacancies, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6354.0)
12
. .
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed-Electronic Delivery (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
1-5; 8-11; 13-14; 20-21
5.2
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.003)
15-17
5.4
Labour Force Experience, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6206.0)
. .
. .

. . not applicable

For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.

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