6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, July 2011  
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Welcome to the latest issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0), a publication designed to help you stay informed about key labour market measures and the latest developments in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour statistics program. Each issue contains a Labour Market Summary with both the latest key figures and a range of time series graphs.


This issue has a revamped Key Measures table which includes a range of new labour market measures to give you a broader overview of the Australian labour market each quarter. We have added more information on earnings, work place relations and young people learning or earning. The new look table is available from the Labour Market Summary page.

Australian Labour Market Statistics includes three annual datacubes which provide unique information on labour force underutilisation (volume and extended measures) and on employment type. These datacubes have been updated in this issue. For more information see Labour Statistics News or go to the Downloads tab.

This issue highlights some news from the ABS labour statistics program, including:

  • The latest information on the Labour household survey content review and the Labour Force Survey output review;
  • Release advice relating to Average Weekly Earnings; and
  • Highlights of recent ABS labour related statistical releases:
    • Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia, 2011 (cat. no. 6104.0) ;
    • Forms of Employment, Australia, November 2010 (cat. no. 6359.0);
    • Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, August 2010 (cat. no. 6310.0).
See the Labour Statistics News page for more details on these developments.

The feature article: Trends in employee methods of setting pay and jurisdictional coverage provides the latest information on methods of setting pay, as well as trends over time. It focuses on employees in the federal jurisdiction for pay-setting and presents information on a range of job characteristics, including industry, occupation and full-time/part-time status. Finally, this article explores the distribution of employee earnings for each of the methods of setting pay for those in the federal jurisdiction.

The fact sheet: Employment classifications describes three different classifications that the ABS uses to differentiate between types of employment: Status in Employment; Employment Type; and Form of Employment. The fact sheet compares these classifications and provides an explanation of their intended uses, as well as their limitations.


If you have any questions about aspects of the labour statistics program, you can contact us on (02) 6252 7206 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

The Find out more page contains further information and contact details.

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