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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: L - N

Concepts and data items: L - N


L
Labour force
Labour force regions
Labour force status
Labour force status in current month
Labour force status in previous month
Labour force status of husband or head
Labour force status of wife or partner
Labour force underutilisation rate
Lone parent
Long-term unemployed
Long-term unemployed as a proportion of total unemployment
Long-term unemployed since last full time job ratio
Long-term unemployment rate
Long-term unemployment ratio
Long-term unemployment since last full time job
Looking for first job

M
Main English speaking countries
Main job
Main reasons worked <35 hours
Marital status

N
Not elsewhere classified (NEC)
Not elsewhere included (NEI)
Not further defined (NFD)
Not in the labour force
Number employed
Number of children aged 0 to 4 years
Number of children aged 5 to 9 years
Number of children aged 10 to 14 years
Number of children aged 0 to 14 years
Number of dependants 0-24 years attending full time education
Number of family members
Number not in the labour force
Number unemployed




LABOUR FORCE

For the purpose of Labour Force Survey, the currently economically active population is referred to as the labour force. The labour force (the sum of the total number of employed and the total number of unemployed persons) is defined so as to be conceptually equivalent to the pool of labour available for the production of economic goods and services (as defined for System of National Accounts purposes), during a specified (short) reference period (e.g. one week). For detailed description see Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0).

See also EMPLOYED, UNEMPLOYED, LABOUR FORCE STATUS, CURRENTLY ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE and REFERENCE WEEK.



LABOUR FORCE REGIONS

See DISSEMINATION REGION



LABOUR FORCE STATUS

Labour Force Status is a classification of the civilian population aged 15 years and over into the labour force (those employed or unemployed) or into not in the labour force, as defined. The definitions conform closely to the international standard definitions adopted by the International Conferences of Labour Statisticians. For detailed description see Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0).

This variable identifies, for the reference week, a person’s labour force status.

See EMPLOYED, UNEMPLOYED, LABOUR FORCE, NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE and REFERENCE WEEK.

Applicable to: Persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Employed - full time
Employed - part time
Employed - total
Unemployed - looking for full time work
Unemployed - looking for part time work
Unemployed - total
Labour Force
Not in the Labour Force

6202.0
Table 03, Table 12, Table 15 (15-19 years only), Table 16 (15-19 years only), Table 17 (15-24 years only), Table 18 (15-64 years only).

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

Employed - full time
Employed - part time
Employed - total
Unemployed - looking for full time work
Unemployed - looking for part time work
Unemployed - total
Labour Force

6202.0
Table 01, Table 02.

Employed - full time
Employed - total
Unemployed - total

6202.0
Table 04 to Table 11.

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

6202.0
Table 13, Table 14.

Employed - total
Unemployed - total

6291.0.55.001
Table 16

Employed - full time
Employed - part time
Employed - total

6291.0.55.001
Table 08, EM1, EM3, EM4, FM3.

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.

Employed - full time
Employed - part time

6291.0.55.003
RQ1_nov07

Employed - full time

6291.0.55.001
EM2

Employed - part time

6291.0.55.003
E01_may01

Employed - total

6291.0.55.001
Table 09, Table 10.

6291.0.55.003
Table 04

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

6291.0.55.001
RM2_Nov07

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

6291.0.55.001
UM1, UM2, RM2_Nov07, RM3_Nov07, UM3, FM4.

6291.0.55.003
UQ1_may01, UQ2_may01, UQ3_may01.

Unemployed - total

6291.0.55.001
Table 14A, Table 14B, Table 15A, Table 15B.

Not in the Labour Force

6291.0.55.001
NM1_APR01





LABOUR FORCE STATUS IN CURRENT MONTH

Labour force status of the civilian population aged 15 years and over for the current month into employed, unemployed or not in the labour force for the purpose of Gross Flows.

Applicable to: Persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Employed - full time
Employed - part time
Employed - total
Unemployed
Labour Force
Not in the Labour Force
Civilian Population

6202.0
GM1





LABOUR FORCE STATUS IN PREVIOUS MONTH

Labour force status of the civilian population aged 15 years and over for the previous month into employed, unemployed or not in the labour force for the purpose of Gross Flows.

Applicable to: Persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Employed - full time
Employed - part time
Employed - total
Unemployed
Labour Force
Not in the Labour Force
Civilian Population

6202.0
GM1





LABOUR FORCE STATUS OF HUSBAND OR HEAD

This variable identifies, for the reference week, a husband or head of family’s labour force status.

Applicable to: Head of household.


FormatProducts

Employed full time
Employed part time
Unemployed - looking for full time work
Unemployed - looking for part time work
Not in the labour force
Not determined, defence force personnel
Not determined, other

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





LABOUR FORCE STATUS OF WIFE OR PARTNER

This variable identifies, for the reference week, a wife or partner in a family’s labour force status.

Applicable to: Wife or partner in household.


FormatProducts

Employed - full time
Employed - part time
Unemployed - looking for full time work
Unemployed - looking for part time work
Not in the labour force
Not determined, defence force personnel
Not determined, other
Not a couple family

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





LABOUR FORCE UNDERUTILISATION RATE

This variable is the sum of the number of persons unemployed and the number of persons in underemployment, expressed as a proportion of the labour force.

See UNEMPLOYED and UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS


FormatProducts

No standard format

6202.0
Table 20, Table 21.







LONE PARENT

A lone parent is a person who has no spouse or partner usually present in the household, but who forms a parent-child relationship with at least one child usually resident in the household. The child may be either dependent or non-dependent. Previously referred to as sole parents.


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.





LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED

This variable identifies the number of persons unemployed for 52 weeks or over.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6291.0.55.001
RM3_Nov07, UM2, UM3.





LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED AS A PROPORTION OF TOTAL UNEMPLOYMENT

See LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATIO



LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED SINCE LAST FULL TIME JOB RATIO

This variable is the number of long-term unemployed persons since their last full time job, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed population.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Males
Females
Persons

6291.0.55.001
Table 15B





LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

See LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATIO



LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATIO

This variable is the number of long-term unemployed persons, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed population.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Males
Females
Persons

6291.0.55.001
Table 14B





LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE LAST FULL TIME JOB

This variable identifies the number of persons unemployed for 52 weeks or over, since their last full time job.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6291.0.55.001
UM1, RM2_Nov07.





LOOKING FOR FIRST JOB

See UNEMPLOYED LOOKING FOR FIRST JOB



MAIN ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES

The variable main English-speaking countries comprise the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, United States of America and South Africa.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6291.0.55.001
LM7





MAIN JOB

The variable main job is defined as the job in which the person usually works the most hours.


FormatProducts

No standard format

6291.0.55.001
EM4

6291.0.55.003
E11





MAIN REASONS WORKED <35 HOURS

This variable indicates the main reason an individual worked less than 35 hours in the reference week.

Applicable to: Employed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Leave, holiday or flextime, personal reasons
Own illness or injury
Bad weather, plant breakdown
Began or left job in the reference week
Stood down, on short time, insufficient work
Shift work, standard work arrangements
Other reasons

6291.0.55.001
EM2





MARITAL STATUS

See SOCIAL MARITAL STATUS and SAME-SEX COUPLE



NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED (NEC)

See RESIDUAL CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEMENTARY CODES



NOT ELSEWHERE INCLUDED (NEI)

See RESIDUAL CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEMENTARY CODES



NOT FURTHER DEFINED (NFD)

See RESIDUAL CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEMENTARY CODES



NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Persons not in the labour force are those people who, during the reference week, were not in the categories Employed or Unemployed. They include people who were keeping house (unpaid), retired, voluntarily inactive, permanently unable to work, in gaol, trainee teachers, members of contemplative religious orders, and persons whose only activity during the reference week was jury service or unpaid voluntary work for a charitable organisation. For detailed description see Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0).

See also LABOUR FORCE and LABOUR FORCE STATUS.

Applicable to: Persons not in the labour force aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

Males
Females
Persons

6202.0
Table 03, Table 17 (15-24 years only), Table 18 (15-64 years only).

Not attending full time education
Attending school
Attending tertiary educational institution full time
Attending full time education
Total (Education Attendance)

6202.0
Table 15 (15-19 years only), Table 16 (15-19 years only).

Attending full time education
Not attending full time education
Total (Education Attendance)

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

New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

6202.0
Table 12

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney
Balance of New South Wales
VICTORIA
Melbourne
Balance of Victoria
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane
Balance of Queensland
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide
Balance of South Australia
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth
Balance of Western Australia
TASMANIA
Hobart
Balance of Tasmania
NORTHERN TERRITORY
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
AUSTRALIA

6291.0.55.001
Table 02

Married
Not Married
Total (Marital Status)

6291.0.55.001
Table 01

No standard format

6291.0.55.001
LM1, LM2, LM3, LM4_APR01, LM5_APR01, LM6, LM7, LM8, RM1_nov07, FM1, FM2.





NUMBER EMPLOYED

This variable identifies how many persons in a family are employed in the reference week.

Applicable to: Employed persons in family households aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two or more

6224.0.55.001
FA1, FA1_jun94.





NUMBER OF CHILDREN AGED 0 TO 4 YEARS

This variable identifies the number of children in a family aged 0 to 4 years.

Applicable to: Families with children aged 0 to 4 years.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two
Three
Four or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2

None
One
Two or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2_jun94





NUMBER OF CHILDREN AGED 5 TO 9 YEARS

This variable identifies the number of children in a family aged 5 to 9 years.

Applicable to: Families with children aged 5 to 9 years.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two
Three
Four or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2

None
One
Two or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2_jun94





NUMBER OF CHILDREN AGED 10 TO 14 YEARS

This variable identifies the number of children in a family aged 10 to 14 years.

Applicable to: Families with children aged 10 to 14 years.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two
Three
Four or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2

None
One
Two or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2_jun94





NUMBER OF CHILDREN AGED 0 TO 14 YEARS

This variable identifies the number of children in a family.

Applicable to: Families with children aged under 15 years.


FormatProducts


None
One
Two
Three
Four or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2

None
One
Two or more

6224.0.55.001
FA2_jun94, FA3, FA3_jun94.





NUMBER OF DEPENDANTS 0-24 YEARS ATTENDING FULL TIME EDUCATION

This variable indicates the number of dependants aged up to 24 years in a family that are attending full time education. Also referred to as 'number of children 0-24 years attending full time education' and, 'number of sons/daughters 0-24 years attending full time education'.

Applicable to: Families with dependants aged 0 to 24 years in a family.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two
Three
Four or more

6224.0.55.001
FA1, FA1_jun94, FA2, FA2_jun94, FA3, FA3_jun94.





NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS

This variable indicates the number of individuals in a family.

Applicable to: All family households.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six or more

6224.0.55.001
FA1


Two
Three
Four
Five
Six or more

6224.0.55.001
FA1_jun94





NUMBER NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE

This variable identifies how many persons in a family are not in the labour force in the reference week.

Applicable to: Persons in family households aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two or more

6224.0.55.001
FA1, FA1_jun94.





NUMBER UNEMPLOYED

This variable identifies the number of persons in a family who are unemployed in the reference week.

Applicable to: Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over.


FormatProducts

None
One
Two or more

6224.0.55.001
FA1, FA1_jun94.




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