ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce. It also presents information about different types of employment which can be cross-classified by characteristics such as hours worked, industry, occupation, and demographic characteristics.
The statistics in this publication were compiled from data collected in the Forms of Employment Survey, conducted throughout Australia in November 2013 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). Questions were asked about employment arrangements in the main job of all employed people, except those who were contributing family workers in their main job.
As foreshadowed in the information paper, Outcomes of the Labour Household Surveys Content Review (cat. no. 6107.0), this is the final issue of Forms of Employment, Australia publication.
This publication will be replaced by a new publication titled Characteristics of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6333.0). The first release of 6333.0 will be in respect of August 2014 and will be released in mid 2015.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
From December 2012 to April 2013, the ABS conducted a trial of online data collection. Respondents in one rotation group (i.e. one-eighth of the survey sample) were offered the option of self completing their labour force survey questionnaire online instead of via face-to-face or telephone interview. From May 2013, ABS expanded the offer of online electronic collection to 50% of each new incoming rotation group. For more information see the article in the April 2013 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). From September 2013 online electronic collection is offered to 100% of private dwellings in each incoming rotation group.
A measurement strategy was used to identify impacts on the LFS data. No statistical impact has been identified.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.