4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2004
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NATIONAL AND STATE SUMMARY TABLES
WORK DATA SOURCES AND DEFINITIONS
YOUNG PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT
While the proportion of young people aged 15-24 years who were employed increased between 1983 and 2003, this was mainly attributable to a rise in part-time employment among this age group - from 18% to 47% of employed young people over the period. This article examines labour force experiences for young people, such as the combination of work with study. It also considers some of the differences between young people aged 15-19 years, and those aged 20-24 years.
MATURE AGE WORKERS
In the 20 years to 2003, the proportion of people in the labour force who were aged 45 to 64 years increased from 24% to 32%. This article examines changes in labour force participation of persons aged 45 to 64 years over time. It discusses the characteristics of mature age workers, and their employment across industries and occupations.
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES IN THE LABOUR FORCE
In the 2001 census, the unemployment rate was 20% for Indigenous peoples, compared with 7% for the non-Indigenous population. This article discusses trends in the level of labour force participation and the unemployment rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 15-64 years. It also examines the characteristics of employed Indigenous persons, including their sector of employment and distribution across Remoteness Areas.
COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKERS
Between 1996 and 2001, there was a decrease in the number of people employed in community service industries providing care in institutional settings while the number of people employed in home-based care increased. This article examines the labour force characteristics of community service industries, qualifications held by people employed in these industries and the contribution made by volunteer workers.