Status in Employment (SIEMP)
This variable classifies a person's type of employment status for their main job in the week prior to Census night. This variable is applicable to all persons aged 15 years or older who list their employment status as 'employed'.
How this variable is created
Status in Employment data is derived from responses to a number of questions on the form. Data is captured automatically from mark box responses. Images of these questions are provided below.
Status in Employment is a new data item for 2016 and replaces Employment Type, which was discontinued for the 2016 Census. Status in Employment is a more comprehensive data item compared to Employment Type as there is more detailed information as to whether the incorporated/unincorporated enterprise is with/without employees, as shown in the table below.
|Categories for 2016 Status in Employment (new for 2016)||Categories for 2011 Employment type (discontinued and replaced by Status in Employment variable in 2016)|
|1 Employee||1 Employee not owning business|
|2 Owner manager of incorporated enterprise with employees||2 Owner managers of incorporated enterprises|
|3 Owner manager of incorporated enterprise without employees||3 Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises|
|4 Owner manager of unincorporated enterprise with employees||4 Contributing family workers|
|5 Owner manager of unincorporated enterprise without employees||& Not stated|
|6 Contributing family worker|
|& Not stated|
Non-response rate only applies to data items that directly reflect responses to individual Census form questions. Status of Employment 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 Status in Employment is available in the 2016 Census Dictionary.
For more information related to Status in Employment, see the data quality statement for Labour Force Status.
Household form question image
Data for this variable is derived from the following questions on the Census Household Form:
- Question 34, which is used to determine if they had a job
- Question 35 which is used to determine if the job is for an employer or their own business
- Questions 36, and 37, for those who work in own business and these questions are used to determine nature of business and the number of employees.
Question's 34,35, 36 and 37 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.