This article includes information on casual employment, occupation, industry and job mobility. It follows previous similar articles during the COVID period, including:
- Insights into Industry and Occupation (May 2020, August 2020)
- Insights into casual employment, occupation and industry (November 2020)
- Charts on casual employment, occupation and industry (May 2021, August 2021, November 2021, February 2022 , and May 2022)
- Insights into job mobility from quarterly Labour Force statistics (first in a non-quarter month December 2021, and then in February 2022).
- Charts on casual employment, occupation, industry and job mobility (August 2022).
These can all be found in the Labour Force, Australia article archive.
The main indicator the ABS uses for casual employment is whether an employee is entitled to paid leave, which includes paid sick leave or paid annual leave. These entitlements are usually reserved for non-casual or permanent employment. Other measures of casual employment can be found in Working Arrangements.
Information in this article refers to a person’s ‘main job’, based on questions that are asked in the Labour Force Survey in February, May, August and November.