1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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TEENAGE LABOUR MARKET

One of the major factors affecting teenage participation in the labour market is the number of teenagers who attend educational institutions full-time. The number of people aged 15-19 years who study full-time is typically higher than for any other age group.


The ACT civilian population aged 15-19 years in 2006-07 was 23,200 persons. Of these, 16,900 persons attended an educational institution full-time. There were 13,300 employed people aged 15-19 years, comprising 3,900 full-time workers and 9,500 part-time workers. Of these employed persons, 63% (8,400 persons) also attended education institutions on a full-time basis.


The 2006-07 annual average unemployment rate for people for ACT residents aged 15-19 years was 13.7%. This was a small increase from that recorded in 2005-06 (13.3%). The Australian unemployment rate for people aged 15-19 for 2006-07 was 13.9%.


The 2006-07 ACT labour force participation rate for people aged 15-19 years was 66.6%, compared with 59.6% for Australia.

10.5 Persons aged 15-19 years, ACT - Original series - 2006-07

Not attending
full-time
education
Attending
full-time
education
Total

Employed
Full-time '000
3.4
*0.4
3.9
Part-time '000
*1.5
8.0
9.5
Total '000
4.9
8.4
13.3
Unemployed
Looking for full-time work '000
*0.5
*0.1
*0.7
Total '000
*0.7
*1.5
*2.1
Labour force '000
5.6
9.9
15.4
Not in the labour force '000
*0.7
7.0
7.7
Civilian population aged 15-19 years '000
6.2
16.9
23.2
Unemployment rate
Looking for f/t work %
*13.6
*23.0
*14.8
Total %
*11.8
*14.8
*13.7
Labour force participation rate %
89.1
58.4
66.6
Unemployment to population ratio - looking for full-time work ratio
*8.7
*0.7
*2.9

* estimate is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets, Sep 2007 (cat. no. 6202.0.55.001).


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