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Retrenched Workers and Workers who Accepted Redundancy Packages, Victoria, 1993
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    The Retrenched Workers Survey was conducted in October 1993 as a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey, for the Victorian Government.

    PURPOSE

    Obtain information on Victorians retrenched or made redundant during October 1990 to October 1993.

    SCOPE

    The survey collects information by personal interview from residents of private dwellings in Victoria aged 18 to 65 years. Private dwellings are houses, flats, home units, caravans, garages, tents and other structures that are used as places of residence at the time of interview. Long-stay caravan parks are also included. These are distinct from special dwellings which include hotels, boarding schools, boarding houses and institutions. Residents of special dwellings are excluded.

    The survey also excludes households which contain members of non-Australian defence forces stationed in Australia and diplomatic personnel of overseas governments.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    The survey uses the conceptual framework of the labour force utilised for the Labour Force Survey. In addition, the concepts of retrenched workers and persons who have become redundant (or made redundant) are used.

    Retrenched workers are persons who ceased a job involuntarily, that is:

    (a) they were retrenched or the business they were working for closed down because of financial difficulties (not including their own business or family business); or

    (b) they were dismissed from their job for any reason including 'age' and 'own health or injury'.

    Excluded from the definition are:

    (c) self employed persons and those in family businesses;

    (d) persons who have not had contracts renewed (e.g. teachers who were employed on a contract basis which was not renewed once expired, workers in the building industry whose contracts expired upon completion of project or any other time);

    (e) voluntary workers; and

    (f) workers who have been given notice or retrenchment but had not yet finished working.

    Persons who have become redundant (or made redundant) are:

    (a) those persons who have accepted voluntary redundancy packages; and

    (b) those who have had some inducement or pressure applied to them to accept a redundancy package.

    Excluded from the definition are:

    (c) those who have been given notice of redundancy but are still working.

    Main outputs

    Persons aged between 18 and 65 years who were employed between October 1990 and October 1993, Victoria: whether been retrenched during this time (including persons who became redundant or accepted redundancy packages), by age, sex, current labour force status and statistical region.

    Persons aged between 18 and 65 years who have been retrenched between October 1990 and October 1993 (including persons who became redundant or accepted redundancy packages), Victoria: number of times retrenched since October 1990, sector of job retrenched from, length of time in job most recently retrenched from, main reason retrenched, industry of job retrenched from and occupation of job retrenched from by current labour force status and sex.

    Persons aged between 18 and 65 years who have been retrenched between October 1990 and October 1993 (including persons who became redundant or accepted redundancy packages), Victoria: sex, age, country of birth, highest educational qualification, family status, agencies visited after retrenched and type of assistance provided by current labour force status.

    Persons aged between 18 and 65 years who have been retrenched between October 1990 and October 1993 (including persons who became redundant or accepted redundancy packages), Victoria: notice given before retrenched and length of time employed in job most recently retrenched from by sector of job retrenched from.

    Persons aged between 18 and 65 years who have been retrenched between October 1990 and October 1993 (including persons who became redundant or accepted redundancy packages), Victoria: troubles experienced getting a job since retrenchment by sex.

    Classifications

    Australian Standard Geographical Classification (statistical region)

    ABS Classification of Qualifications

    Age (18 to 24 years, 5 years groups from 25 years to 59 years, 60 to 65 years)

    Country of birth (Australia, Other main English speaking countries, Other)

    Australian Standard Industrial Classification (Division)

    Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (Major Group)

    Other concepts (summary)

    Sector of job, Household, Family, Family head and Post-school qualifications are defined using standard ABS definitions.

    Living alone is defined as a person who is the sole member of a household.

    Not a member of a family is defined as a person who is not related to any other member of the household in which they are living.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Victoria
    Major Statistical Region
    Statistical Region
    Part of State Metropolitan
    Part of State Extra-Metropolitan
    Capital City Statistical Division

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Not Applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Once Only

    Frequency comments



    COLLECTION HISTORY

    One-off survey.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    Once off survey as part of the Victorian State Supplementary Survey in 1993. Results published in "Retrenched Workers and Workers Who Accepted Redundancy Packages, Vic; Oct 1993" (ABS Cat.No. 6266.2)



      DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
      03/01/2006 12:37 PM


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