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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Persons are regarded as job mobile if they either changed employer/business or changed locality during the previous 12 months. Of the persons who had worked at some time during the year ending February 2000, 16% changed their employer and/or their locality at least once within the previous year (table 6.32).


6.32 JOB MOBILITY - February 2000

Males

%
Females

%
Persons

%

Changed employer/business or locality -
16.5
15.1
15.8
- Changed employer/business(a)
13.3
12.2
12.8
- Changed locality only
3.2
2.9
3.1
Did not change employer/business or locality
83.5
84.9
84.2
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Includes changed employer/business and locality.

Source: Labour Mobility, Australia (6209.0).


Table 6.33 concerns the duration of current job for employed persons. At February 2000, 24% of employed persons had worked in their current job for less than one year, 52% had worked in their current job for between one year and less than 10 years, with the remaining working for 10 or more years in their current job.


6.33 DURATION OF CURRENT JOB - February 2000

1990

%
1992

%
1994

%
1996

%
1998

%
2000

%

Under 1 year -
26.5
19.6
22.4
23.5
21.8
23.6
- Under 3 months
10.4
7.7
8.9
8.9
8.4
9.4
- 3 and under 6 months
5.8
4.6
5.3
5.6
5.5
5.8
- 6 and under 12 months
10.2
7.3
8.2
8.9
7.9
8.5
1 and under 2 years
13.3
10.8
10.5
12.2
12.3
12.7
2 and under 3 years
9.8
11.7
8.4
9.3
10.5
9.7
3 and under 5 years
13.2
16.4
15.0
12.3
14.0
13.1
5 and under 10 years
15.5
17.8
20.2
19.5
17.0
16.4
10 and under 20 years
14.2
15.5
15.1
15.1
15.9
16.1
20 years and over
7.7
8.2
8.5
8.2
8.6
8.3
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

Source: Labour Mobility, Australia (6209.0).


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