Engagement in Employment, Education and Training (EETP)
This variable classifies a person's participation in work and/or study. This variable is applicable to persons aged 15 years and over.
How this variable is created
Engagement in Employment, Education and Training is a new person variable that is created based on responses to the Age, Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status, Labour Force Status and Hours Worked questions on the Census form. Images of these questions are provided below.
It classifies persons as Engaged or Not engaged in work and study according to the criteria outlined below.
|Engagement in Employment, Education and Training categories ||People included in this category|
|Fully engaged||People engaged full-time in work or study|
People engaged in both work and study (regardless of hours for each)
|Partially engaged||People employed or studying part-time (and not engaged in both work and study)|
- Employed part-time and not attending an educational institution
- Studying part-time and either unemployed or not in the labour force
|At least partially engaged||People engaged in study or in the labour force, but did not provide enough information to determine if they were fully or partially engaged|
- Person who was studying part-time but who did not state their labour force status
|Not engaged||People who are unemployed or not in the labour force (and not attending an educational institution)|
|Engagement status undetermined / Not stated||People who did not state their student status and who were either unemployed or not in the labour force|
This category also includes persons who were non-responding (not stated) for both their student status and their labour force status
This is a new variable for 2016.
Non-response rate only applies to data items that directly reflect responses to individual Census form questions. Engagement in Employment, Education and Training does not have a non-response rate as it is a derived value created during Census processing for applicable persons. For more information, refer to Understanding Census data quality.
A definition of Engagement in Employment, Education and Training is available in the 2016 Census Dictionary.
For further information on variables used to create Engagement in Employment, Education and Training, see the data quality statements for Age, Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status, Labour Force Status and Hours Worked.
Household form question image
Data for this variable is derived from the following questions on the Census Household Form:
- Question 4, which is used to determine Age,
- Question 24, which is used to determine Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status,
- Questions 34, 35, 44, 46, and 47, which are used to determine Labour Force Status, and
- Question 44, which is used to determine Hours Worked.
Questions as they appeared on the 2016 Census Household Paper Form:
A text only version of the online Census Household form is available from the Downloads tab.