NAME OF ORGANISATION
The Multiple Jobholding survey ascertains the extent of multiple jobholding, the hours worked by multiple jobholders and earnings from second jobs.
The survey contributes to National Accounts' estimates of wage and salary earners and is also used to adjust estimates of employment from the Survey of Employment and Earnings.
This survey is conducted as part of the Monthly Population Survey, which comprises the Labour Force Survey and, in most months, a supplementary survey topic.
SCOPE - Labour Force Survey
The Labour Force Survey includes all persons aged 15 and over except:
From July 1993 Jervis Bay Territory is also excluded from the scope of the survey. Before July 1993 it was included in estimates for the Australian Capital Territory.
SCOPE - Multiple Jobholding
The scope for this survey was the same as that used for the Labour Force Survey except that it was restricted to persons who stated that they had more than one job in the reference week and were an employee in at least one of their jobs.
Students at boarding schools, patients in hospitals, residents of homes (e.g. retirement homes, homes for the handicapped), and inmates of prisons are further excluded.
From July 1997, all supplementary surveys excluded persons in remote and sparsely settled areas of Australia. The exclusion of these persons has only a minor effect on estimates for individual States or Territories.
COVERAGE - Labour Force Survey
In the Labour Force Survey, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection. The chance of a person being enumerated at two separate dwellings in the one survey is considered to be negligible.
Persons who are away from their usual residence for six weeks or less at the time of interview are enumerated at their usual residence (relevant information may be obtained from other usual residents present at the time of the survey).
The survey covers persons who had more than one job in the reference period and who were employees in at least one of their jobs.
Results of the survey including data tables and analysis are released in publication format (ABS Cat. No. 6216.0), and include the following tables:
INDUSTRY AND OCCUPATION
HOURS WORKED IN SECOND JOB
MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS WHO WERE EMPLOYEES IN BOTH JOBS AND WORKED IN THEIR SECOND JOB IN THE REFERENCE WEEK
Demographics: State, Area, Region, Sex, Marital Status, Relationship in Household, Period of Arrival and Age.
Country of Birth: The Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC).
Occupation: Australian Standard Classification of Occupations Second Edition (ASCO SE).
Industry: Australia and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
Other concepts (summary)
Comments and/or Other Regions
Not all data available for all areas.
The survey was first conducted in November 1965 then regularly every second year from August 1973 until August 1987 then in July 1991, August 1994, August 1997 and July 1999.
This survey was first conducted in November 1965. Then every two years from August 1973 until August 1987, then in July 1991, August 1994, August 1997 and July 1999.
Data availability comments
Data is available on request.
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