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JOBS AND WORK - QUESTIONS 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 46 & 47
PEOPLE WORKING FOR THE DOLE
If the person is engaged in a ‘work for the dole' scheme they are considered to be not in paid work and should mark the last box.
CASUAL OR FREELANCE WORKERS
PEOPLE WHO WORK FROM HOME
Q35, Q36, Q37 These questions refer to the person's main job, that is, the one they usually work the most hours in.
Q36 If the person's business is unincorporated, for example, if they are a sole trader or in a partnership, mark the first box.
If the person's business is incorporated as a separate legal entity with limited liability (eg. Pty Ltd company) then mark the second box.
Q37 Mark the number of people employed in the person's business as at Census Night.
OCCUPATION - Q38 & 39
Answer only for the person's main job held in the week before Census Night.
State the person's occupation as fully as possible in Q38. For example, if the person is a clerk, state whether they are a filing, bank or pay clerk.
Report the main tasks the person usually does each day in Q39. For example, shop owners may not sell goods themselves, but manage their business and supervise staff.
For armed services personnel, provide their Service, Rank and Occupational Group.
TYPE OF INDUSTRY - Q42
Mark the box which best describes the industry or type of business the person works in. For example, an accountant working for a motor vehicle manufacturer should mark ‘MANUFACTURING’. If the industry that the person works in is not listed, write a full description of the industry or type of business into the 'Other-please specify' box.
HOURS WORKED - Q44
Include the hours the person worked for all jobs, even if those hours are not the hours they usually work.
Answer only for the week immediately before Census Night. Include any overtime and hours spent working at home, for example, teachers may mark school work at home.
Do not include time off work, for example, sick leave or annual leave.
If the person worked more than 99 hours, please write '99'.
LOOKING FOR WORK - Q46
‘Full-time’ work means 35 hours or more per week.