4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2015
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/08/2015
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This document was added 09/08/2015.
SUMMARY OF KEY SERIES
∆ Includes historical commentary - see previous releases of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0).
^ Series has been updated in this release.
age std*. Rates are age standardised in 5 year ranges to 75 years and over to the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as at 30 June 2001.
age std**. Rates are age standardised yearly between 17 and 19 years, and then in 5 year ranges from 20 to 65 years and over to the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as at 30 June 2001.
(a) In 2014, 'adult' employees are 21 years of age or over (excluding those on apprentice or trainee, and disability rates of pay), or employees under 21 years old who are paid at the full adult rate for their occupation.
(b) The rate ratio is calculated by dividing female earnings by male earnings. A rate ratio of 1.0 indicates parity between female and male earnings, whereas a rate ratio greater than 1.0 indicates an earnings inequity in favour of females, and a rate ratio less than 1.0 indicates an earnings inequity in favour of males.
(c) Includes all superannuation accounts whether in accumulation or draw down phase.
(d) Preservation age is the age you must reach before you can access your superannuation and depends on when you were born. Preservation ages currently range from 55 years to 60 years of age. For further information see Glossary (Economic Security).
(e) Persons in the lowest two quintiles of both equivalised adjusted disposable household income (adjusted to include imputed rent) and equivalised household net worth.
(f) When financial activities of the household are constrained by shortage of money. The specific financial activities could be: went without meals; could not afford to heat home; could not pay electricity, gas or telephone bills on time etc.
(g) A household is considered to be in rental stress if its rental costs exceed 30 per cent of its gross income.
(h) Males and females aged 15 years and over, living in low income households in rental stress as a proportion of total population for each sex in the lowest two income quintiles of Equivalised Disposable Household Income.
(i) Skill level 2 and under reflect the lower end of the competency spectrum and levels 4 and 5 reflect the higher end of the competency spectrum.
(j) Includes persons enrolled in formal study only (ie. study for a qualification).
(k) Those not fully engaged in education and/or employment are those who in the survey reference week were: not studying or working (and therefore unemployed or not in the labour force); were studying part-time and not working (therefore unemployed or not in the labour force); or were not studying but were in part-time work.
(l) Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths (death of a live born baby within 28 completed days of birth). As male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate, only the total rate is presented.
(m) Perinatal death rates are calculated per 1,000 of all births for the calendar year.
(n) Based on 2009 National Health Medical Research Council 'Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol'. The 2009 guidelines align the definition of what constitutes 'risky' alcohol consumption for males and females. That is, the consumption of more than two standard drinks per day by either a male or female, presents a risk over that individual's 'lifetime'.
(o) Based on measured height and weight.
(p) In the last week.
(q) Violence includes physical and sexual violence.
(r) In Queensland, includes persons aged 17 years and over.
(s) The CEO or head of business in Australia is intended to refer to the highest ranking corporate officer (executive) or an administrator in charge of management of an organisation. The CEO may be known under different titles, for example, vice chancellor, managing director, general manager, managing partner or principal.
(t) A non-public sector employer includes any employer that is a natural person, or a body or association (whether incorporated or not) that is not part of the public sector/government, be that federal, state, territory (including state/territory owned organisations/ enterprises), local or an authority. For example, non-public sector employers include higher education institutions, privately or publicly listed enterprises/companies, religious entities, schools or medical institutions that are not government owned, clubs, unions and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's).
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