2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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GNGP Public/Private Sector
October release

Icon - PersonsThe employer's business name and the workplace address of the employed person is used to classify employed persons into the public or private sector. The public sector is further broken down into national, state/territory or local government. If the person's employment cannot be determined as public sector, responses are coded to private sector as the default code.

Applicable to:Employed persons

National Government
State/Territory Government
Local Government
Private sector
Not stated
Not applicable
Overseas visitor

Number of categories: 7

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Unemployed persons, looking for either full-time or part-time work
  • Persons not in the labour force
  • Persons with Labour Force Status (LFSP), not stated
  • Persons aged under 15 years

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