6104.0 - Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia, 2014  
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Key Labour Statistics – Employment and Labour Underutilisation


Units
Annual Average
1993
Annual Average
2013

Civilian population
Aged 15 years and over
'000
13 750.2
18 713.9

Labour force participation
    Males
%
73.5
71.4
    Females
%
51.7
58.6
    Persons
%
62.5
64.9

Employment
    Males
'000
4 403.3
6 213.7
    Females
'000
3 250.1
5 251.6
    Persons
'000
7 653.4
11 465.3
    Employment/population ratio
%
55.7
61.3
Part-time employment: Proportion of total employment
    Males
%
10.0
16.8
    Females
%
41.4
45.9
    Persons
%
23.3
30.2

Unemployment
Unemployed
    Males
'000
572.7
375.6
    Females
'000
361.0
311.4
    Persons
'000
933.7
687.0
Unemployment rate
    Males
%
11.5
5.7
    Females
%
10.0
5.6
    Persons
%
10.9
5.7

Underemployment
Underemployed
    Males
'000
240.7
374.1
    Females
'000
342.1
531.1
    Persons
'000
582.8
905.2
Underemployment rate
    Males
%
4.9
5.7
    Females
%
9.5
9.6
    Persons
%
6.8
7.5

Average hours worked per week(a)
Full-time
hours
40.3
38.9
Part-time
hours
15.0
16.3
Persons
hours
34.4
32.0
(a) Based on actual hours worked in the reference week of each month.
Source: Labour Force, Australia (cat.no.6202.0); Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat.no.6291.0.55.001).