6238.0 - Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia, July 2014 to June 2015 Quality Declaration 
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GLOSSARY

Employed

Persons who, during the reference week:

  • worked for one hour or more for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind in a job or business, or on a farm (comprising employees, employers and own account workers); or
  • worked for one hour or more without pay in a family business or on a farm (i.e. contributing family workers); or
  • were employees who had a job but were not at work and were:
      • away from work for less than four weeks up to the end of the reference week; or
      • away from work for more than four weeks up to the end of the reference week and received pay for some or all of the four week period to the end of the reference week; or
      • away from work as a standard work or shift arrangement; or
      • on strike or locked out; or
      • on workers' compensation and expected to return to their job; or
  • were employers or own account workers who had a job, business or farm, but were not at work.

Employees

Persons who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, a retainer fee from their employer while working on a commission basis, tips, piece rates, or payment in kind, or persons who operate their own incorporated enterprise with or without hiring employees.

Employees with paid leave entitlements

Employees who were entitled to either paid sick leave or paid holiday leave (or both).

Employees without paid leave entitlements

Employees who were not entitled to, or did not know whether they were entitled to, paid sick and paid holiday leave.

Full-time workers (usual)

Employed persons who usually work 35 hours or more a week in all jobs.

Fully self funded

Funded entirely from superannuation or any other income source, excluding any form of a government pension and/or allowance.

Government pension/allowance

Income support payments from government to persons under social security and related government programs. Included are pensions and allowances received by aged, disabled, unemployed and sick persons, families and children, veterans and their survivors, and study allowances for students. Payments made by overseas governments as well as the Australian government are included.

Industry

An industry relates to a group of businesses or organisations that perform similar sets of activities in terms of the production of goods and services. In this publication, industry is classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (Revision 2.0) (cat. no. 1292.0)

Intends to retire from the labour force

Those persons who indicated that they intended to give up all labour force activity: working or looking for work.

Labour force

The civilian population can be split into two mutually exclusive groups: the labour force (employed and unemployed persons) and not in the labour force.

Last job

Refers to last job less than 20 years ago.

Main job

The job in which most hours were usually worked.

Not employed

Persons who are either unemployed or not in the labour force.

Not retired from the labour force

Persons aged 45 years and over who have, at some time, worked for two weeks or more and were not retired from the labour force. That is, either employed, unemployed or not in the labour force and intend to look for, or take up, work in the future.

Occupation

An occupation relates to a collection of jobs that are sufficiently similar in their title and tasks, skill level and skill specialisation which are grouped together for the purposes of classification. In this publication, occupation is classified according to ANZSCO – Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2 (cat. no. 1220.0).

Owner managers of incorporated enterprises (OMIEs)

Persons who work in their own incorporated enterprise, that is, a business entity which is registered as a separate legal entity to its members or owners (may also be known as a limited liability company).

An owner manager of an incorporated enterprise may or may not hire one or more employees in addition to themselves and/or other owners of that business. See Status in employment for more information.

Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises (OMUEs)

A person who operates his or her own unincorporated enterprise or engages independently in a profession or trade.

An owner manager of an unincorporated enterprise may or may not hire one or more employees in addition to themselves and/or other owners of that business. See Status in employment for more information.

Partially self funded

Funded by government pension and/or allowance and at least one other income source.

Part-time workers (usual)

Employed persons who usually work less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs).

Persons in the labour force

Persons who were classified as being in the labour force, that is, either employed or unemployed.

Persons not in the labour force

Persons who were not classified as employed or unemployed.

Private health insurance

Includes hospital and/or extras cover only. Persons who reported ambulance cover only, or other health arrangements (eg DVA) are not considered to have private health insurance.

Relationship in household

The relationship of persons who live in the same household.

Retired from the labour force

Persons who had previously worked for two weeks or more and had retired from work or looking for work, and did not intend to look for, or take up, work in the future.

Status in employment

Status in employment is determined by an employed person's position in relation to their job, and is usually in respect of a person's main job if they hold more than one job.

Employed persons are classified according to the reported relationship between the person and the enterprise for which they work, together with the legal status of the enterprise where this can be established. The groups include:
  • Employees
  • Owner manager of incorporated enterprise (OMIEs) with employees;
  • Owner manager of incorporated enterprise (OMIEs) without employees;
  • Owner manager of unincorporated enterprise (OMUEs) with employees;
  • Owner manager of unincorporated enterprise (OMUEs) without employees; and
  • Contributing family workers.

Superannuation scheme

Any fund, association or organisation set up for the purpose of providing financial cover for members when they retire from work. For this survey, information about superannuation scheme membership was collected if the respondent indicated that contributions had been made to a scheme. Contributions could either have been made by the respondent, the respondent's partner or the respondent's employer.

Unemployed

Persons who were not employed during the reference week, and:
  • had actively looked for full-time or part-time work at any time in the four weeks up to the end of the reference week and;
  • were available for work in the reference week; or
  • were waiting to start a new job within four weeks from the end of the reference week and could have started in the reference week if the job had been available then.

Usual number of hours

The number of hours usually worked in a week in all jobs.