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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: T - Z

Concepts and data items: T - Z

T
Total dependants (‘000)
Trend series

U
Underemployed workers
Underemployment rate
Unemployed
Unemployed looking for first full time job
Unemployed looking for full time work
Unemployed looking for part time work
Unemployed persons classified by industry and occupation
Unemployment rate
Unemployment rate - looking for full time work
Unemployment to population ratio
Unemployment to population ratio - looking for full time work
Usual hours worked
Usual hours worked categories (Persons)
Usual hours worked (employed full time) (Hours)
Usual hours worked (employed part time) (Hours)
Usual hours worked total (Hours)

W
Whether prefer to work more hours
Wife

Y
Year left school
Year of arrival







TOTAL DEPENDANTS (‘000)

This variable refers to the total number of dependants, expressed in thousands.

Applicable to: Family households.


FormatProducts

Total dependants

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





TREND SERIES

A smoothed seasonally adjusted series of estimates. The trend estimate indicates the underlying level of the series and is directly comparable at different points in time. Trend estimates are revised as new original estimates become available.

See ORIGINAL and SEASONALLY ADJUSTED



FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
Table 01, Table 04 to Table 11, Table 13, Table 17 to Table 21.

6291.0.55.001
Table 14B, Table 15B.

6291.0.55.003
Table 04





UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS

Employed persons aged 15 years and over who want, and are available for, more hours of work than they currently have. They comprise:

  • persons employed part-time who want to work more hours and are available to start work with more hours, either in the reference week or in the four weeks subsequent to the survey; or
  • persons employed full-time who worked part-time hours in the reference week for economic reasons (such as being stood down or insufficient work being available). It is assumed that these people wanted to work full-time in the reference week and would have been available to do so.

See UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE


FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
Table 20, Table 21.





UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE

The number of underemployed workers expressed as a percentage of the labour force.

See LABOUR FORCE UNDERUTILISATION RATE and UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS


FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
Table 20, Table 21.





UNEMPLOYED

Unemployed persons are people aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
  • had actively looked for full time or part time work at any time in the four weeks up to the end of the reference week and were available for work in the reference week; or
  • were waiting to start a new job within four weeks from the end of the reference week and could have started in the reference week if the job had been available then.

See LABOUR FORCE STATUS


FormatProducts

Unemployed - looking for full-time work
Unemployed - looking for part-time work
Unemployed - total

6202.0
Table 01 to Table 03, Table 12, Table 15 to Table 18.

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), FM1, FM2, LM1, LM2, LM3, LM4_APR01, LM5_APR01, LM6, LM7, LM8, RM2_nov07, RM3_nov07.

6291.0.55.003
UQ1_may01, UQ2_may01, UQ3_may01.

Unemployed - looking for full-time work
Unemployed - total

6202.0
Table 13, Table 14.

Unemployed - total

6202.0
Table 04 to Table 11, GM1.

6291.0.55.001
Table 14A, Table 14B, Table 15A, Table 15B, Table 16, FM4, RM1_nov07, UM1, UM2, UM3.





UNEMPLOYED LOOKING FOR FIRST FULL TIME JOB

Unemployed persons looking for full time work who had never worked full time for two weeks or more.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.

See LABOUR FORCE STATUS and UNEMPLOYED


FormatProducts

Unemployed - looking for first full time job

6291.0.55.001
Table 03a (15-24 years only), Table 03b (15-19 years only), Table 03c (20-24 years only).





UNEMPLOYED LOOKING FOR FULL TIME WORK

Unemployed persons who:
  • actively looked for full time work; or
  • were waiting to start a new full time job.

See LABOUR FORCE STATUS and UNEMPLOYED


FormatProducts

Unemployed - looking for full time work

6202.0
Table 01 to Table 18.

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), LM3, LM4_APR01, LM5_APR01, LM6, LM7, LM8, UM1, UM2, UM3, FM1, FM2, FM4.

6291.0.55.003
UQ1_may01, UQ2_may01, UQ3_may01.

6224.05.001
FA2, FA3, FA4, FA5.





UNEMPLOYED LOOKING FOR PART TIME WORK

Unemployed persons who:
  • actively looked for part time work only; or
  • were waiting to start a new part time job.

See LABOUR FORCE STATUS and UNEMPLOYED


FormatProducts

Unemployed - looking for part time work

6202.0
Table 01 to Table 18.

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), LM3, LM4_APR01, LM5_APR01, LM6, LM7, LM8, UM1, UM2, UM3, FM1, FM2, FM4.

6291.0.55.003
UQ1_may01, UQ2_may01, UQ3_may01.

6224.05.001
FA2, FA3, FA4, FA5.





UNEMPLOYED PERSONS CLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRY AND OCCUPATION

Unemployed persons who had worked for two weeks or more in the last two years are classified according to the industry and occupation of their most recent job.

See INDUSTRY OF LAST JOB, OCCUPATION OF LAST JOB and UNEMPLOYED


FormatProducts

Occupation Unit Group (1-digit)

6291.0.55.003
UQ3_may01

ANZSIC Division (1-digit)

6291.0.55.003
UQ2_may01





UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The total number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the total labour force.

Calculation: Unemployment Rate = Unemployed persons/Labour Force.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.

See LABOUR FORCE STATUS and UNEMPLOYED


FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
Table 01 to Table 18.

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 16,LM1, LM2, LM3, LM4_APR01, LM5_APR01, LM6, LM7, LM8, RM1_nov07, FM1, FM2.





UNEMPLOYMENT RATE - LOOKING FOR FULL TIME WORK

The number of unemployed persons looking for full time work expressed as a percentage of the full time labour force.

Calculation: Unemployment Rate - looking for full time work = Unemployed - looking for full time work/full time labour force.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
Table 01 to Table 03, Table 12 to Table 18.

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).





UNEMPLOYMENT TO POPULATION RATIO

The number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the Australian civilian population.

Calculation: Unemployment to Population Ratio = Unemployed Total/Civilian Population aged 15 years and over.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
Table 01 to Table 03, Table 12 to Table 18.

6291.0.55.001
Table 03a (15-24 years only), Table 03b (15-19 years only), Table 03c (20-24 years only).





UNEMPLOYMENT TO POPULATION RATIO – LOOKING FOR FULL TIME WORK

See UNEMPLOYMENT TO POPULATION RATIO



USUAL HOURS WORKED

See USUAL HOURS WORKED CATEGORIES (PERSONS)



USUAL HOURS WORKED CATEGORIES (PERSONS)

Usual hours worked refers to a typical period rather than to a specified reference period. The concept of usual hours applies both to persons at work and to persons temporarily absent from work, and is defined as the hours worked during a typical week. The time includes all regular paid and unpaid overtime.

See AGGREGATE MONTHLY HOURS WORKED and HOURS WORKED

Applicable to: Employed persons 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

6291.0.55.001
Table 10, EM3.

6291.0.55.003
E10





USUAL HOURS WORKED (EMPLOYED FULL TIME) (HOURS)

This variable refers to aggregate usual hours worked for persons employed full time 15 years and over.

See USUAL HOURS WORKED CATEGORIES (PERSONS)

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


FormatProducts

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

6291.0.55.001
EM3

6291.0.55.003
E10





USUAL HOURS WORKED (EMPLOYED PART TIME) (HOURS)

This variable refers to aggregate usual hours worked for persons employed part time 15 years and over.

See USUAL HOURS WORKED CATEGORIES (PERSONS)

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


FormatProducts

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

6291.0.55.001
EM3

6291.0.55.003
E10





USUAL HOURS WORKED TOTAL (HOURS)

This variable refers to aggregate usual hours worked for employed persons 15 years and over.

See USUAL HOURS WORKED CATEGORIES (PERSONS)

Applicable to: Employed persons 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

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

6291.0.55.001
Table 10

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

6291.0.55.001
EM3

6291.0.55.003
E10





WHETHER PREFER TO WORK MORE HOURS

This variable indicates if an employed individual would prefer to work more hours.

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


FormatProducts

Had actively looked for full time hours and was available to start last week
Had actively looked for more part time hours only and was available to start last week
Preferred more hours and either didn’t actively look or was unavailable
Preferred not to work more hours

6291.0.55.003
E01_may01





WIFE

See SOCIAL MARITAL STATUS



YEAR LEFT SCHOOL

This variable identifies the year an individual left school.

Applicable to: All persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Still attending school
Year left school 1979
Year left school 1980
Year left school 1981
Year left school 1982
Year left school 1983
Year left school 1984
Year left school 1985
Year left school 1986
Year left school 1987
Year left school 1988
Year left school 1989
Year left school 1990
Year left school 1991
Year left school 1992
Year left school 1993
Year left school 1994
Year left school 1995
Year left school 1996
Year left school 1997
Year left school 1998
Year left school 1999
Year left school 2000
Year left school 2001
Year left school 2002
Year left school 2003
Year left school 2004
Year left school 2005
Year left school 2006
Year left school 2007
Year left school 2008
Year left school 2009
Institutionalised 15-19 years old (excl. Boarding school pupils)
Aged 20 years or more

6291.0.55.001
LM3





YEAR OF ARRIVAL

For residents born outside of Australia, this variable indicates the year they first arrived in Australia, with the intention of staying for at least one year.

Applicable to: Persons born overseas aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Before 1971
1971-1975
1976-1980
1981-1985
1986-1990
1991-1995
1996-2000
2001-2005
2006-2010
Born in Australia
Institutionalised

6291.0.55.001
LM4_APR01, LM7.







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