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CHAPTER 21.13. SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH EXPERIENCE
Sex, age, marital status, relationship in household, family, geographic region, educational attainment, birthplace and year of arrival in Australia.
Data on successful job seekers
Selected labour force characteristics, number of jobs started in the previous 12 months, method of job attainment, whether out of work before commencing a job, duration of job search, preferred occupation, and role of Centrelink or CES in job attainment.
Data on unsuccessful job seekers
Steps taken to find work, type of work looking for (occupation, full-time or part-time work), duration looking for work, and number of spells looking for work.
21.13.5 All data collected were compiled according to concepts and definitions outlined in: Chapter 2 (Currently economically active population), Chapter 3 (Employment), Chapter 4 (Employment characteristics), Chapter 6 (Unemployment) and Chapter 16 (Other classification used in labour statistics).
21.13.6 The scope of this survey was restricted to persons aged 15 and over. The standard scope restrictions for supplementary surveys outlined in the overview part of Chapter 21 also applied to this survey.
DATA COMPARABILITY OVER TIME
21.13.7 In order to provide a high degree of consistency and comparability over time, changes to survey methods, survey concepts, data item definitions, frequency of collection, and analysis methods were made as infrequently as possible. Over the time the survey was conducted there were some changes to the scope and sample size. These changes mean that the standard errors for the survey differed over time. The effect on estimates of the change in scope is considered to have been small. Changes affecting the Labour Force Survey may also have affected this survey. Such changes are outlined in Chapter 20 and are not repeated here.
Initial survey conducted (July) - preliminary data published in Methods of Obtaining Jobs, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 6244.0) and final data in Methods of Obtaining Jobs, Australia (cat. no. 6245.0).
Survey scope - persons aged 15 and over except those still attending school.
Data were from persons who started a wage or salary job over the six months to July 1982.
Survey conducted (June) - preliminary data published in Successful and Unsuccessful Job Search Experience, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 6244.0) and final data in Successful and Unsuccessful Job Search Experience, Australia (cat. no. 6245.0).
Data were collected from persons who looked for, or started, a wage or salary job over the previous 12 months.
Preliminary publication discontinued.
Biennial collection commenced (July).
Survey scope - all persons aged 15 and over.
Sample restricted to seven-eighths of the Labour Force Survey sample.
Persons living in remote and sparsely settled areas excluded from scope.
Additional questions on active steps to find work, and on role of CES/Centrelink in job attainment, revised to reflect changes in the employment services market.
Final survey. Replaced by Job Search Experience Survey from July 2002.
21.13.8 For further details contact the Labour Market Statistics Section, on Canberra (02) 6252 7206 or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.