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2016 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Public/Private Sector (GNGP)


Public/Private Sector (GNGP)

This variable was previously called Government/Non-government Employer Indicator, but was renamed Public/Private Employer Indicator for the 2011 Census and Public/Private Sector for the 2016 Census.

This variable classifies employed people aged 15 years and over according to whether they are employed in the public or private sector. There are three categories for the three levels of government. That is, national, state/territory and local government. Employed people who are not employed
by government or by entities controlled by government are coded to the category Private sector.

For more information on Economic Sector classifications see the Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia (SESCA) (cat. no. 1218.0). This publication describes the suite of economic sector classifications used by the ABS to produce Australia's official economic sector statistics.

See also Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), Industry of Employment (INDP), Labour Force Status (LFSP).




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