6359.0 - Forms of Employment, Australia, Nov 2007 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/04/2008   
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Australia's workforce continues to change. There is an increasing diversity of employment arrangements, more flexible working time patterns, and increases in the extent of part-time and casual employment.

The Forms of Employment Survey provides information on some of the key factors relating to the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian labour market. The survey also describes some of the employment and demographic characteristics of people in different employment types.


This conceptual framework classifies jobholders to an employment type category on the basis of their main job, that is, the job in which the most hours are usually worked. Under this framework, owner managers of incorporated enterprises (OMIEs) are presented separately from other employees. Employees (excluding OMIEs) are then further classified according to whether they had paid leave entitlements, that is, whether they had paid sick and/or holiday leave.

Diagram: Conceptual framework