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CHAPTER 21.8 LOCATIONS OF WORK
Estimates are produced on an original basis only (i.e. not seasonally adjusted) and include:
State or territory of usual residence, capital city/balance of state of usual residence, region of usual residence, sex, marital status, relationship in household, country of birth, year of arrival, age group and whether had child(ren) under 15 years.
Full-time or part-time status, occupation, industry, status in employment, all locations of work, main location of work, number of locations of work, whether worked at home, whether had an arrangement with employer to work at home, hours actually worked, hours usually worked, whether entitled to paid holiday leave, whether entitled to paid sick leave, whether has paid leave entitlements, employment type. (Note that if the person is a multiple job holder, information is collected for both main and second job).
Employed persons who work at least some hours at home
Hours actually worked at home in reference week, hours usually worked at home, main reason for working at home, use of information technology at home, occupation in job worked at home, industry in job worked at home and status in employment in job worked at home. (Note that if the person is a multiple job holder, information is collected in relation to job(s) in which the person works at home).
21.8.6 Data collected in the survey are compiled according to concepts and definitions outlined in Chapter 4 (Employment Measures and Classifications; Employment characteristics), Chapter 13 (Industrial Relations; Trade Union membership) and Chapter 16 (Other Classifications used in Labour Statistics; Industry and Socio-Demographic Classifications).
21.8.7 The scope of this survey is restricted to persons aged 15 years and over. The standard scope restrictions for supplementary surveys outlined in the overview part of Chapter 21 (Labour Force Supplementary Surveys) also applies to this survey.
DATA COMPARABILITY OVER TIME
21.8.8 In order to provide a high degree of consistency and comparability over time, changes to survey methods, survey concepts, data item definitions, frequency of collection, and analysis methods are made as infrequently as possible. The survey was redeveloped for the June 2000 collection, as a result of client requirements and a desire to better meet the statistical requirements of the ILO convention on home-based work. Changes to the survey scope and sample size mean that the standard errors for the surveys differ over time. The 2000 survey considerably expanded the scope of the survey. Changes affecting the Labour Force Survey may also affect this survey. Such changes are outlined in Chapter 20 (Labour Force Survey) and are not repeated here.
Initial survey conducted (April) - data published in Persons Employed at Home, Australia (cat. no. 6275.0).
Persons employed at home defined as persons who usually worked more hours at home than elsewhere, in their main or second job. Farmers, ASCO unit groups 1401 (farmers and farm managers) and 8201(farm hands and assistants) were excluded.
Survey conducted (March).
Survey conducted (September).
Sample restricted to seven-eighths of the Labour Force Survey sample.
Survey conducted (June).
Survey redeveloped and renamed Locations of Work.
Persons living in remote and sparsely settled areas excluded from scope.
Persons employed at home redefined as people who, in the reference week, mainly or only work at home or in the home of another person (not employer's or client's home) or work at own home or in the home of another person as part of their formal working arrangements. Farmers who only or mainly worked at home were also included. Note: 'persons employed at home' as defined in the 1989, 1992 and 1995 surveys are not identifiable in the 2000 survey.
Survey conducted (November).
Survey definition relating to 'employed persons who worked at home' redeveloped. People were defined as working 'only or mainly at home in main or second job' if they worked more hours at their own home than any other single location in their main job or in their second job.
Additional data items collected for this survey:
Data items no longer collected in this survey:
21.8.9 For further details contact the Labour Market Statistics Section Canberra, on (02) 6252 7206.