6102.0.55.001 - Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013  
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CHAPTER 4. EMPLOYMENT MEASURES AND CLASSIFICATIONS


4.0.1 There are a number of classifications and other descriptions related to employment arrangements discussed in this chapter.

Employment Classifications group the employed population into mutually exclusive categories which describe a certain employment characteristic or status. Classifications which allocate employed people based on their relationship to the business are: status in employment; employment type; and form of employment (see Chapter 4.1). Descriptive employment classifications elaborate on the characteristics of a person's job(s) include occupation; full-time/part-time status; managerial/non-managerial status; and adult/junior status (see Chapter 4.2.).

There are four main measures of hours worked, namely: usual hours worked; actual hours worked; hours paid for; and aggregate monthly hours worked (see Chapter 4.3). These measures are used to categorise employed people, for example as either full-time or part-time.

Employment arrangements provide detailed information on the nature of employment, how people work and their terms of employment (see Chapter 4.4). Employment arrangements include various aspects of job stability and flexibility, such as whether earnings or hours vary from week to week, as well as whether an employed person has entitlements such as paid leave.


FURTHER INFORMATION

4.0.2 For further details contact the Labour Market Statistics Section in Canberra on (02) 6252 7206 or email labour.statistics@abs.gov.au.


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