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6103.0 - Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide, Dec 2009  
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Contents >> Concepts and data items: F - K

Concepts and data items: F - K

F
Families (‘000)
Family
Family type - couple and lone parent by sex
Former workers
Full time employed
Full time workers

G
Gross Flows

H
Hours worked
Hours worked categories
Hours worked (employed full time) (Hours)
Hours worked (employed part time) (Hours)
Hours worked total (Hours)
Hours worked in main job categories (Persons)
Hours worked in main job (employed full time) (Hours)
Hours worked in main job (employed part time) (Hours)
Hours worked in main job total (Hours)
Household
Husband

I
Industry
Industry of last job
Institutionalised persons

J
Job leavers
Job losers





FAMILIES (‘000)

This variable contains the number of families in thousands.

Applicable to: Family households.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6224.0.55.001
FA1, FA1_jun94, FA2, FA2_jun94, FA3, FA3_jun94, FA4, FA4_jun94, FA5, FA5_jun94





FAMILY

A family is defined in LFS as two or more persons, one of whom is at least 15 years of age, who are related by blood, marriage (registered or de facto), adoption, step or fostering, and who are usually resident in the same household.

The basis of a family is formed by identifying the presence of either a couple relationship, lone parent-child relationship or other blood relationship. Some households therefore, contain more than one family.

Non-related persons living in the same household are not counted as family members (unless under 15 years of age).

Other related individuals (brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles) may be present in the household. If more than one family is present these people can only be associated with the primary family.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6224.0.55.001
FA1, FA1_jun94, FA2, FA2_jun94, FA3, FA3_jun94, FA4, FA4_jun94, FA5, FA5_jun94.

6291.0.55.001
FM1, FM2, FM3, FM4.





FAMILY TYPE - COUPLE AND LONE PARENT BY SEX

This variable classifies families into couple and lone parent by sex groups.

Applicable to: Family households.


FormatProducts

Opposite sex couple with dependents
Opposite sex couple without dependents
Same sex couple with dependents
Same sex couple without dependents
One parent family with male parent
One parent family with female parent

6224.0.55.001
FA4, FA4_jun94, FA5, FA5_jun94.





FORMER WORKERS

Unemployed persons who have previously worked for two weeks or more but not in the last two years.


FormatProducts

No standard format

UQ1_may01





FULL TIME EMPLOYED

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


FormatProducts

Employed - full time

6202.0
All spreadsheets, GM1.

6291.0.55.001
Table 01, Table 02, Table 03a (15-24 years only), Table 03b (15-19 years only), Table 03c (20-24 years only), Table 08, LM1, LM2, LM3, LM4_APR01, LM5_APR01, LM6, LM7, LM8, EM1, EM2, EM3, EM4, FM1, FM2, FM3, RM1_Nov07.

6291.0.55.003
Table 05, Table 06, Table 07, Table 11, Table 12, Table 13, E02, E03_aug94, E04, E05_aug94, E06_aug94, E07_aug96, E08_aug96, E09_aug96, E10, E11, E12_aug94, E13_aug96, RQ1_nov07, RQ2_Nov07.





FULL TIME WORKERS

See FULL TIME EMPLOYED



GROSS FLOWS

The matching of respondents who report in consecutive months enables analysis of the transition of individuals between the different labour force status classifications, referred to as the matched sample. The transition counts between the different labour force status classifications from one point in time to the next are commonly referred to as gross flows.

The figures presented in gross flows are presented in original terms only and do not align with published labour force estimates. The gross flows figures are derived from the matched sample between consecutive months, which after taking account of the sample rotation and varying non-response in each month is approximately 80 percent of the sample.

Caution should be exercised when analysing these gross flows data due to:
    • the figures presented sum to approximately 80 percent of the population values as the gross flows data are based on the matched sample only;
    • there is no adjustment applied to account for changes due to seasonal patterns (referred to commonly as seasonal adjustment); and
    • the relative sizes of each transition class are subject to bias due to the matched sample being a non-representative sample.



FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
GM1





HOURS WORKED

This variable records the actual (as opposed to usual) number of hours worked in all jobs held during the reference week by employed persons aged 15 years and over. This excludes any time off but includes any overtime or extra time worked. Hours worked, when used in combination with Labour Force Status, provides information on full time and part time employment. Information on hours worked, classified by industry and occupation, allows changes in the labour force to be analysed.

See AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED and USUAL HOURS WORKED



FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total (Actual hours worked)

6291.0.55.001
Table 09, EM1.

6291.0.55.003
E03_aug94, E04, FM3.

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Worked 1 hour or more
Total (Actual hours worked)

6291.0.55.003
Table 11, Table 12, Table 13.

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
Total

6291.0.55.001
EM2

6291.0.55.003
E01_may01

No standard format

6291.0.55.003
E02, E05_aug94, E06_aug94, E07_aug96, E08_aug96, E09_aug96, E12_aug94, E13_aug96.





HOURS WORKED CATEGORIES

See (ACTUAL) HOURS WORKED CATEGORIES (PERSONS)



HOURS WORKED (EMPLOYED FULL TIME) (HOURS)

This variable records the number of hours worked during the reference week by persons employed full time.

Applicable to: Persons employed full time aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total (Actual hours worked)

6291.0.55.001
EM1, FM3.

6291.0.55.003
E03_aug94, E04.

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
Total

6291.0.55.001
EM2

No standard format

6291.0.55.003
E02, E05_aug94, E06_aug94, E07_aug96, E08_aug96, E09_aug96, E12_aug94, E13_aug96.





HOURS WORKED (EMPLOYED PART TIME) (HOURS)

This variable records the number of hours worked during the reference week by persons employed part time.

Applicable to: Persons employed part time aged 15 and over.


FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total (Actual hours worked)

6291.0.55.001
EM1, FM3.

6291.0.55.003
E03_aug94, E04.

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
Total

6291.0.55.003
E01_may01

No standard format

6291.0.55.003
E02, E05_aug94, E06_aug94, E07_aug96, E08_aug96, E09_aug96, E12_aug94, E13_aug96.





HOURS WORKED TOTAL (HOURS)

This variable records the number of hours worked during the reference week by employed persons.

Applicable to: Employed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total (Actual hours worked)

6291.0.55.003
E03_aug94, E04.

1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Worked 1hr or more
Total (Actual hours worked)

6291.0.55.003
Table 11, Table 12, Table 13.

No standard format

6291.0.55.003
E02, E05_aug94, E07_aug96, E08_aug96, E09_aug96, E13_aug96.





HOURS WORKED IN MAIN JOB CATEGORIES (PERSONS)

This variable records the number of hours worked in main job held during the reference week, by employed people aged 15 years and over. This excludes any time off but includes any overtime or extra time worked.

Applicable to: Employed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total

6291.0.55.001
EM4

6291.0.55.003
E11





HOURS WORKED IN MAIN JOB (EMPLOYED FULL TIME) (HOURS)

This variable records the number of hours worked in main job held during the reference week, by persons employed full time aged 15 years and over. This excludes any time off but includes any overtime or extra time worked.

Applicable to: Persons employed full time aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total

6291.0.55.001
EM4

6291.0.55.003
E11





HOURS WORKED IN MAIN JOB (EMPLOYED PART TIME) (HOURS)

This variable records the number of hours worked in main job held during the reference week, by persons employed part time aged 15 years and over. This excludes any time off but includes any overtime or extra time worked.

Applicable to: Persons employed part time aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total

6291.0.55.001
EM4

6291.0.55.003
E11





HOURS WORKED IN MAIN JOB TOTAL (HOURS)

This variable records the number of hours worked in main job held during the reference week, by employed persons aged 15 years and over. This excludes any time off but includes any overtime or extra time worked.

Applicable to: Employed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

0 hours
1-15 hours
16-29 hours
30-34 hours
35-39 hours
40 hours
41-44 hours
45-49 hours
50-59 hours
60 hours or more
Total

6291.0.55.001
EM4

6291.0.55.003
E11





HOUSEHOLD

A household is defined as a group of one or more persons in a dwelling who consider themselves to be separate from other persons (if any) in the dwelling, and who make regular provision to take meals separately from other persons, i.e. at different times or in different rooms. Lodgers who receive accommodation but not meals are treated as separate households. Boarders who receive both accommodation and meals are not treated as separate households. A household may consist of any number of families and non-family members.

The variable 'household' is not directly referenced in LFS standard products; however, it is important factor for inclusion in the Labour Force Survey. See Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).



HUSBAND

See SOCIAL MARITAL STATUS



INDUSTRY

This variable is coded using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0). It describes the industries of the last job for unemployed persons aged 15 years and over. In February 2009 the 1993 ANZSIC classification was superseded by the 2006 ANZSIC (ANZSIC06) classification in Labour Force Survey outputs.

Applicable to: Employed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

ANZSIC06 Division (1-digit)

6291.0.55.003
Table 04, Table 05, Table 11, E03_aug94, E09_aug96, E10, E11, E12_aug94, RQ1_nov07.

ANZSIC06 Subdivision (2-digit)

6291.0.55.003
Table 06, E05_aug94

ANZSIC06 Group (3-digit)

6291.0.55.003
E06_aug94





INDUSTRY OF LAST JOB

This variable is coded using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0). It describes the industries of the last job for unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

ANZSIC Division (1-digit)
Worked more than two years ago
Never worked for two weeks or more

6291.0.55.003
UQ2_may01





INSTITUTIONALISED PERSONS

Institutionalised persons are defined as all persons selected in institutions, or special dwellings, excluding live-in staff who do not usually live in a private dwelling. Institutions are defined as: hospitals and homes (including general homes, other hospitals, convalescent homes, homes for the aged, retirement homes, homes for the handicapped and orphanages), and prisons.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6291.0.55.001
NM1_apr01





JOB LEAVERS

The variable job leavers is defined as unemployed people who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job voluntarily - that is, because (for example): of unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours; the job was a holiday job or they left the job to return to studies; or their last job was running their own business and they closed down or sold that business for reasons other than financial difficulties.


FormatProducts

Job leaver

6291.0.55.003
UQ1_may01





JOB LOSERS

The variable job losers is defined as unemployed people who have worked for two weeks or more in the past two years and left that job involuntarily: that is, they were laid off or retrenched from that job; left that job because of their own ill-health or injury; the job was seasonal or temporary; or their last job was running their own business and the business closed down because of financial difficulties.


FormatProducts

Job loser

6291.0.55.003
UQ1_may01






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