2900.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Census and Census Data, Australia , 2016  
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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 engagedPeople engaged full-time in work or study
People engaged in both work and study (regardless of hours for each)

Partially engagedPeople employed or studying part-time (and not engaged in both work and study)
Examples:
  • Employed part-time and not attending an educational institution
  • Studying part-time and either unemployed or not in the labour force

At least partially engagedPeople engaged in study or in the labour force, but did not provide enough information to determine if they were fully or partially engaged
Example
  • Person who was studying part-time but who did not state their labour force status

Not engagedPeople who are unemployed or not in the labour force (and not attending an educational institution)

Engagement status undetermined / Not statedPeople 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



Variable history

This is a new variable for 2016.

Non-response rate

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.

Further information

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:

Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 4. What is the person's date of birth or age?
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 24. Is the person attending a school or any other educational institution?
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 34. Last week, did the person have a job of any kind?
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 35. In the main job held last week, was the person:
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 44. Last week, how many hours did the person work in all jobs?
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 46. Did the person actively look for work at any time in the last four weeks?
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 47. If the person had found a job, could the person have started work last week?
A text only version of the online Census Household form is available from the Downloads tab.


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