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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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State summary tables

LABOUR FORCE




Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT

ACT

Aust.



1

Total labour force

'000

2001-2002

3,276

2,489

1,875

736

1,013

217

106

176

9,889

2

Females - of total labour force

%

2001-2002

43.8

43.8

44.3

44.3

43.3

44.3

44.0

47.3

44.0

3

Participation rate

%

2001-2002

62.6

63.7

65.0

60.6

66.5

58.3

74.3

71.6

63.7

4


Males

%

2001-2002

71.4

72.9

73.3

68.9

75.4

66.8

80.1

77.1

72.4

5


Females

%

2001-2002

54.1

54.9

57.0

52.6

57.6

50.2

68.0

66.3

55.3

6


Females with children aged 0-4

%

2001-2002

49.4

48.2

49.9

51.2

46.3

43.6

57.7

61.9

49.2

7


Persons aged 15-19

%

2001-2002

54.6

57.8

66.6

61.4

66.5

55.3

56.5

61.3

59.6

8


Persons aged 20-24

%

2001-2002

81.2

82.0

82.9

81.9

81.1

80.5

77.5

84.3

81.8

9

Median age of male labour force

years

2002

38

38

38

38

38

39

37

37

38

10

Median age of female labour force

years

2002

37

37

37

38

37

39

35

37

37



EMPLOYED PEOPLE
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

11Total employed
'000
2001-2002
3,075
2,333
1,727
685
947
198
99
168
9,232
12Proportion of the total population in work
%
2001-2002
46.8
48.0
47.2
45.4
49.2
42.1
50.9
54.0
47.3
Part-time work
13Persons employed part-time - of total employed
%
2001-2002
26.5
27.9
28.5
31.0
29.7
30.9
25.9
26.0
27.9
14Males employed part-time - of total males employed
%
2001-2002
13.8
14.1
14.8
15.6
14.3
14.4
19.1
16.0
14.4
15Females employed part-time - of total females employed
%
2001-2002
42.7
45.4
45.6
50.0
49.6
51.0
34.6
37.0
45.2
16Females employed part-time - of total part-time employed
%
2001-2002
70.8
71.5
71.0
72.1
72.8
74.3
58.9
67.9
71.3
17Average hours worked per week
by persons employed part-time
hours
2001-2002
16.0
15.2
16.1
16.2
15.6
15.3
17.8
15.9
15.8
18Persons employed part-time who prefer more hours - of all part-time employed
%
2001-2002
25.9
26.1
31.9
29.1
26.8
27.1
15.0
24.3
27.3
19Persons employed part-time who worked 15 hours or less per week - of all part-time employed
%
2001-2002
47.5
52.3
48.0
49.4
50.3
51.5
31.6
48.2
49.2
Full-time work
20Average hours worked per week by persons employed full-time
hours
2001-2002
41.0
40.3
41.4
40.6
41.1
39.8
41.1
39.0
40.8
21Persons employed full-time working 50 hours or more per week - of all full-time employed
%
2001-2002
24.3
23.1
26.6
23.2
25.2
21.6
25.4
19.5
24.3
22Employees without leave entitlements - of all employees
%
2002
26.2
25.9
30.8
30.2
27.0
27.4
22.6
22.6
27.3
23Males employed without leave entitlements - of all male employees
%
2002
22.4
22.8
26.6
24.1
23.9
21.9
23.9
19.7
23.5
24Females employed without leave entitlements - of all female employees
%
2002
30.7
29.4
35.7
37.2
30.6
33.6
21.1
25.5
31.6
25Employers and own account workers - of total employed
%
2001-2002
12.6
11.9
15.2
15.0
14.8
13.7
8.4
8.1
13.2
Industry
26Employed in service industries of total employed
%
2001-2002
75.7
72.1
73.3
71.7
72.7
72.9
83.4
91.0
74.0
27Employed in manufacturing
industries - of total employed
%
2001-2002
11.3
15.1
10.6
13.9
9.6
10.8
4.7
3.2
11.9
Occupation
28Employed in highest skill (ASCO Skill Level 1) occupations(a) - of total employed
%
2002
27.7
28.4
22.4
24.8
24.1
23.2
24.5
36.2
26.3
29Employed in lowest skill (ASCO Skill Level 5) occupations(a) - of total employed
%
2002
17.7
18.2
21.5
21.0
19.3
22.5
22.8
14.4
19.0
30Females - of all employed in highest skill (ASCO Skill Level 1) occupations(a)
%
2002
41.4
42.4
43.5
43.1
42.1
41.7
49.7
43.4
42.3


WORKPLACE RELATIONS



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT

ACT

Aust.



31

Trade union members - of all employees

%

2002

23.7

22.7

23.0

26.4

18.7

30.6

24.2

21.8

23.1

32

Working days lost due to industrial disputes (per 1,000 employees)

days

2002

27

46

30

18

40

20

8

7

32

33

Pay set by collective agreements - of all employees

%

2002

35.3

38.3

41.0

39.2

36.2

49.3

45.1

49.3

38.2

34

Pay set by individual agreements - of all employees

%

2002

43.3

44.4

34.4

35.8

48.8

29.3

38.6

30.4

41.3



UNEMPLOYMENT
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

35Total unemployed
'000
2001-2002
201.3
155.6
148.2
51.8
65.6
19.0
7.2
8.1
656.8
36Long-term unemployed - of total unemployed
%
2001-2002
19.7
18.2
19.4
25.3
15.3
32.5
12.1
16.5
19.5
37Long-term unemployed - of total labour force
%
2001-2002
1.2
1.1
1.5
1.8
1.0
2.8
0.8
0.8
1.3
38Unemployment rate
%
2001-2002
6.1
6.3
7.9
7.0
6.5
8.8
6.8
4.6
6.6
39Males
%
2001-2002
6.3
6.3
8.0
7.8
6.9
9.8
7.1
5.4
6.9
40Females
%
2001-2002
6.0
6.1
7.7
6.1
5.9
7.4
6.4
3.8
6.3
41Capital cities
%
2001-2002
5.2
6.2
7.9
7.1
6.5
8.8
(b)
(b)
6.3
42Balance of states and territories(c)
%
2001-2002
8.0
6.4
7.9
6.7
6.3
8.7
6.8
4.6
7.3
Unemployed looking for full-time work
43Of all persons aged 15-19
%
2001-2002
4.9
4.2
6.4
6.4
5.4
7.5
5.8
3.8
5.2
44Of all persons aged 20-24
%
2001-2002
5.6
6.0
8.8
6.7
6.5
10.5
6.0
4.9
6.6
45Median duration of unemployment - males
weeks
2002
21
21
17
27
18
21
14
8
20
46Median duration of unemployment - females
weeks
2002
16
13
14
16
12
22
9
9
14
47Retrenchment rate
%
2002
3.8
3.6
4.4
3.6
4.3
4.6
3.8
3.2
3.9
48Persons previously retrenched and currently employed - of all retrenched
%
2001
69.4
66.4
63.8
69.1
66.3
68.3
72.9
70.8
67.2
Labour force underutilisation
49Labour force underutilisation rate
%
2002
11.7
11.1
13.2
12.4
12.2
16.3
7.0
7.9
11.9
50Extended labour force underutilisation rate
%
2002
12.7
12.2
14.4
13.6
13.2
17.8
7.9
8.9
13.0


NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

51Marginally attached
'000
2002
265.1
197.0
160.3
66.4
78.9
26.1
4.6
9.7
808.1
52Discouraged jobseekers
'000
2002
22.6
17.7
17.6
7.5
8.0
2.9
*0.7
*0.8
78.0


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Persons aged 55-64
53Participation rate - males
%
2001-2002
60.8
62.6
62.8
56.9
66.5
52.1
73.0
64.3
61.8
54Participation rate - females
%
2001-2002
37.9
37.0
39.8
37.0
41.0
34.5
58.0
48.1
38.4
55Males employed part-time - of all employed males aged 55-64
%
2001-2002
14.8
17.0
15.9
18.0
17.9
22.1
12.9
17.4
16.3
56Females employed part-time - of all employed females aged 55-64
%
2001-2002
51.4
55.4
49.1
54.3
53.1
61.1
39.4
43.2
52.3

(a) Australian Standard Classification of Occupation (ASCO) second edition was introduced in August 1996. Data prior to this date are concorded with ASCO second edition at the major group level.
(b) Separate estimates for capital cities are not available.
(c) Data for Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory include estimates for capital cities.
Reference periods: All data are annual averages for the year ending 30 June except: labour force participation of females with children (June); median age of labour force (June); employees without leave entitlements (August), occupation and trade union membership (August); working days lost due to industrial disputes (year ending 31 December); pay set by collective and individual agreements (May); median duration of unemployment (June); retrenchment rate (February); persons previously retrenched and currently employed (July); labour force underutilisation (September); not in the labour force data (September).


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