6103.0 - Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide, Jun 2016  
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Concepts and data items: L - N


L
Labour force
Labour force status
Labour force status in current month
Labour force status in previous month
Labour force underutilisation rate
Labour market region
Last worked two or more years ago
Left last job
Level of highest educational attainment (ASCED)
Lone parent
Long-term unemployed
Long-term unemployment ratio
Looking for first job
Lost last job

M
Main English-speaking countries
Main job
Major country group (subcontinent) of birth: SACC
Marital status
Market sector and non-market sector
Matched common sample
Monthly hours worked in all jobs

N
Non-market sector
Not in the labour force (NILF)
Number of months with current employer or business
Number of weeks searching for a job



LABOUR FORCE

A person is considered to be economically active if that person contributes or is available and seeking to contribute to the production of goods and services that fall within the System of National Accounts production boundary. The currently economically active population is equivalent to the total labour force, and consists of the total number of persons defined as employed and unemployed. The currently economically active population is measured during a specified short period of time, and in Australia is based on the concept of usual residency of the civilian population aged 15 years and over. The currently economically active population excludes:

  • persons under the age of 15 years;
  • permanent members of the defence forces;
  • short term visitors to Australia; and
  • persons not in the labour force.

For more information see Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013 (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).

See LABOUR FORCE STATUS

See USUAL RESIDENT



LABOUR FORCE STATUS

Labour Force Status classifies the in-scope population into three mutually exclusive categories at a given point in time: employed; unemployed and not in the labour force. The employed and unemployed categories together make up the labour force, which is a measure of the number of persons contributing to, or willing and able to contribute to, the supply of labour at a specific time. The remaining population is referred to as Not in the labour force. This group represents the balance of the in-scope population. For detailed description see Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013 (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).

Changes in the labour force status of persons from month to month are described in terms of Labour force status - current month, and Labour force status - previous month. These variables are included in datacube GM1 in 6202.0.

VariablesProducts

Employed total (‘000)
Employed full-time (‘000)
Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployed looked for full-time work (‘000)
Unemployed looked for only part-time work (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Unemployment rate looked for full-time work (%)
Unemployment rate looked for only part-time work (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
Civilian population aged 15 years and over (‘000)

6202.0
Tables 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18

6291.0.55.001
Tables 01, 02, 03

Employed total (‘000)
-Employed full-time (‘000)
-Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployed looked for full-time work (‘000)
Unemployed looked for only part-time work (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
Civilian population aged 15 years and over (‘000)

6291.0.55.001
Datacubes LM1, LM3, LM4, LM5, LM7

Employed total (‘000)
Employed full-time (‘000)
Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
Civilian population aged 15-24 years (‘000)

6202.0
Tables 15, 16

6291.0.55.001
Datacubes RM3, FM1, FM2

Employed total (‘000)
Employed full-time (‘000)
Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)

6291.0.55.001
Datacube RM1

Employed total (‘000)
-Employed full-time (‘000)
-Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
Civilian population aged 20-64 years ('000)

6291.0.55.003
Table 24b

Employed total (‘000)
-Employed full-time (‘000)
-Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
Civilian population aged 15-29 years ('000)

6291.0.55.003
Table 25b

Employed total (‘000)
-Employed full-time (‘000)
-Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
Civilian population aged 15 years and over ('000)

6291.0.55.003
Table 24a

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes LQ1, LQ2

Employed total (‘000)
Underemployed total (‘000)
Underemployment ratio (proportion of employed) (%)
Underemployment rate (proportion of labour force) (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Underutilisation rate (%)

6202.0
Tables 22, 23

Employed total (‘000)
Underemployed total (‘000)
-Underemployed full-time (worked part-time for economic reasons) ('000)
-Underemployed part-time (prefer more hours ('000)
Underemployment ratio (proportion of employed) (%)
Underemployment rate (proportion of labour force) (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Underutilisation rate (%)

6202.0
Tables 24, 25

Employed total (‘000)
Employed full-time (‘000)
Employed part-time (‘000)

6291.0.55.001
Table 08
Datacubes EM1a, EM1b, EM2a, EM2b, EM3a, EM3b, EM4a, EM4b, EM5a, EM5b, EM6, FM2, FM3

6291.0.55.003
Tables 05, 06, 07, 11, 12, 13, 17
Datacubes EQ02, EQ03, EQ04, EQ05, EQ06, EQ07a, EQ7b, EQ09, EQ10, EQ11, EQ12, EQ13, EQ14, RQ1, RQ2

Employed total ('000)

6291.0.55.001
Tables 09, 10

6291.0.55.003
Table 04
Datacube EQ08

Unemployed total (‘000)

6291.0.55.001
Table 14b
Datacubes RM3, FM4

Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployed looked for full-time work (‘000)
Unemployed looked for only part-time work (‘000)

6291.0.55.001
Tables 14a, 20a, 20b, 20c
Datacubes UM2, UM3

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes UQ2a, UQ2b, UQ3a, UQ3b

Employed total (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)

6291.0.55.001
Table 16

Employed total (‘000)
Underemployed total (‘000)
Underemployment ratio (proportion of employed) (%)

6291.0.55.003
Table 19

Not in the labour force (NILF) ('000)

6291.0.55.001
Datacubes NM1, NM2

Labour force status - current month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in current month but not in previous) (‘000)
---Incoming rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – current month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1

Labour force status - previous month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in previous month but not in current) (‘000)
---Outgoing rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – previous month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1

Currently employed ('000)
Currently unemployed('000)
Currently not in the labour force (NILF) ('000)

6291.0.55.003
Tables 29a, 29b

Employed total (‘000)
-Employed full-time (‘000)
-Employed part-time (‘000)
Employment to population ratio (%)
Engaged in employment and/or study ('000)
-Fully engaged in employment and/or study ('000)
-Partially engaged in employment and/or study ('000)
Not engaged in either employment or study ('000)
Engagement rate (%)
-Fully engaged rate (%)
Unemployed total (‘000)
Unemployment rate (%)
Labour force total (‘000)
Participation rate (%)
Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
Civilian population aged 15 years and over ('000)

6291.0.55.003
Table 25a



LABOUR FORCE STATUS IN CURRENT MONTH

Information about the labour force status of persons in the most recent monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).

This population is used in gross flows to show changes between the current month and the month immediately prior to that month. Gross flows information enables analysis of the transition between the different labour force status classifications from one point in time to the next.

The unmatched sample identifies those respondents who do not have a labour force status for the previous month, or those who do not have a labour force status for the current month.

VariablesProducts

Labour force status - current month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in current month but not in previous) (‘000)
---Incoming rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – current month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1

Labour force status - previous month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in previous month but not in current) (‘000)
---Outgoing rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – previous month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1



LABOUR FORCE STATUS IN PREVIOUS MONTH

Information about the labour force status of persons in the month prior to the current month.

This population is used in gross flows to show changes between the previous month and the current month. Gross flows information enables analysis of the transition between the different labour force status classifications from one point in time to the next.

The unmatched sample identifies those respondents who do not have a labour force status for the previous month, or those who do not have a labour force status for the current month.

VariablesProducts

Labour force status - current month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in current month but not in previous) (‘000)
---Incoming rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – current month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1

Labour force status - previous month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in previous month but not in current) (‘000)
---Outgoing rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – previous month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1



LABOUR FORCE UNDERUTILISATION RATE

The sum of the number of unemployed persons and the number of underemployed workers expressed as a percentage of the labour force.

VariablesProducts

Labour force status
-Employed total (‘000)
-Underemployed total (‘000)
-Underemployment ratio (proportion of employed) (%)
-Underemployment rate (proportion of labour force) (%)
-Unemployed total (‘000)
-Unemployment rate (%)
-Labour force total (‘000)
-Underutilisation rate (%)

6202.0
Tables 22, 23

Labour force status
-Employed total (‘000)
-Underemployed total (‘000)
---Underemployed full-time (worked part-time for economic reasons) ('000)
---Underemployed part-time (prefer more hours ('000)
-Underemployment ratio (proportion of employed) (%)
-Underemployment rate (proportion of labour force) (%)
-Unemployed total (‘000)
-Unemployment rate (%)
-Labour force total (‘000)
-Underutilisation rate (%)

6202.0
Tables 24, 25



LABOUR MARKET REGION

Labour market regions reflect the labour markets within each state and territory. Labour market regions are equivalent to Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4s) and are smallest geographical output of LFS data.

The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) is used to classify geographical areas of Australia for statistical purposes. In the LFS, geographical areas relate to a person's usual residence, classified according to the ASGS.

The ASGS is constructed of approximately 347,000 mesh blocks covering the whole of Australia. The main structure of the ASGS is a hierarchy of Statistical Areas which are built from whole mesh blocks. Statistical Areas Level 1 to 3 have populations that are too small to support LFS outputs. Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4s) are the largest sub-state regions of the main structure of the ASGS. They are specifically designed to perform as the smallest geographical output of LFS data. Geographical classifications in standard labour force outputs use the ASGS from July 1991 onwards. Where older time series are presented old classifications are used. These are clearly marked in the outputs. For more information see Information Paper: Regional Labour Force Statistics, 2014 (cat. no. 6262.0).

See GEOGRAPHY



LAST WORKED TWO OR MORE YEARS AGO

Unemployed persons who have not worked in the last 2 years are categorised as those who have never worked before (looking for first job) or those who last worked 2 or more years ago (former worker). These categories are presented as part of the Industry of last job and Occupation of last job variables.

VariablesProducts

Industry division of last job (ANZSIC)
Last worked part-time (for 2 weeks or more)
less than 2 years ago (recent part-time worker)
[1991-2001]
Last worked (for 2 weeks or more) 2 years or more ago (former worker) [1991-2014]
Last worked 2 years or more ago (former worker) [2014-current]
Has never worked for 2 weeks or more but has worked (for less than 2 weeks) [1991-2001]
Has never worked (for 2 weeks or more) before (looking for first job) [2001-2014]
Has never worked before (looking for first job)
[1991-2001, 2014-current]

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes UQ2a, UQ2b

Occupation major group of last job (ANZSCO)
Last worked part-time (for 2 weeks or more)
less than 2 years ago (recent part-time worker)
[1991-2001]
Last worked (for 2 weeks or more) 2 years or more ago (former worker) [1991-2014]
Last worked 2 years or more ago (former worker) [2014-current]
Has never worked for 2 weeks or more but has worked (for less than 2 weeks) [1991-2001]
Has never worked (for 2 weeks or more) before (looking for first job) [2001-2014]
Has never worked before (looking for first job)
[1991-2001, 2014-current]

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes UQ3a, UQ3b



LEFT LAST JOB

Unemployed persons who have worked in the last two years are classified by whether they left or lost their job.

Persons who provided one of the following reasons for ceasing their last job are categorised as leaving their last job:

  • unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours;
  • to obtain a better job or conditions;
  • the job was a holiday job;
  • they left the job to return to studies;
  • their last job was running their own business which closed down or was sold, for reasons other than financial difficulties;
  • start own or new business;
  • family reasons: get married, have children, holidays, caring, move house, spouse transferred; or
  • retired.

Persons who provide one of the following reasons for ceasing their last job are categorised as losing their last job:
  • laid off or retrenched from that job;
  • left that job because of their own ill-health or injury;
  • job was seasonal or temporary;
  • they were running their own business and the business closed down because of financial difficulties; or
  • dismissed.

VariablesProducts

Reason left or lost last job
-Lost last job
-Left last job

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes UQ2a, UQ3a.



LEVEL OF HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (ASCED)

Level of highest educational attainment identifies the highest achievement a person has attained in any area of study. It is not a measurement of the relative importance of different fields of study but a ranking of qualifications and other educational attainments regardless of the particular area of study or the type of institution in which the study was undertaken. For more information regarding how Level of highest educational attainment is derived see Education Variables, June 2014 (cat. no. 1246.0). It is categorised according to the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001 (cat. no. 1272.0) Level of education classification.

VariablesProducts

Postgraduate Degree
Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate
Bachelor Degree
Advanced Diploma/Diploma
Certificate III/IV
Year 12 or equivalent
Year 11
Year 10
Below Year 10/No educational attainment

6291.0.55.003
Tables 24a, 24b
Datacubes LQ1, LQ2



LONE PARENT

A person with a parent-child relationship with at least one child usually resident in the household, and no husband, wife or partner usually resident in the household. The child may be either dependent or non-dependent. Previously referred to as sole parents.

See RELATIONSHIP IN HOUSEHOLD



LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED

Persons who have searched for a job for 52 weeks or more are classified as long term unemployed. Duration of job search is measured by the elapsed number of weeks to the end of the reference week since an unemployed person began looking for work, or since that person last worked, whichever is the shorter. For persons who began looking for work while still employed, it is the period from the time the person last worked to the end of the reference week.
VariablesProducts

Duration of job search - summary variables
-Number of weeks searching for a job ('000 Weeks)
-Average duration of job search (Weeks)
-Median duration of job search (Weeks)
Duration of job search - detailed duration
-Under 52 weeks (under 12 months)
---Under 4 weeks (under 1 month)
---4 weeks and under 13 weeks (1-3 months)
---13 weeks and under 26 weeks (3-6 months)
---26 weeks and under 52 weeks (6-12 months)
-52 weeks and over (Long-term unemployed)
---52 weeks and under 104 weeks (1-2 years)
---104 weeks and over (2 years and over)

6291.0.55.001
Table 14a
Datacubes UM2, UM3

Duration of job search - summary variables
-Number of weeks searching for a job ('000 Weeks)
-Average duration of job search (Weeks)
-Median duration of job search (Weeks)
Duration of job search - detailed duration
-Under 52 weeks (under 12 months)
-Long-term unemployed
---52 weeks and over (Long-term unemployed)
---52 weeks and under 104 weeks (1-2 years)
---104 weeks and over (2 years and over)

6291.0.55.001
Datacube FM4

Duration of job search - detailed duration
-Under 52 weeks (under 1 year)
-Long-term unemployed
---52 weeks and over (1 year and over)
---52 weeks and under 104 weeks (1-2 years)
---104 weeks and over (2 years and over)

6291.0.55.001
Table 14b

Duration of job search - summary variables
-Number of weeks searching for a job ('000 Weeks)
-Average duration of job search (Weeks)
-Median duration of job search (Weeks)
Duration of job search - detailed duration
-Under 52 weeks (under 12 months)
---Under 13 weeks (under 3 months)
---13 weeks and under 52 weeks (3-12 months)
-52 weeks and over (Long-term unemployed)

6291.0.55.001
Datacube RM3



LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT RATIO

Persons who have searched for a job for 52 weeks or more are classified as long-term unemployed. Duration of job search is measured by the elapsed number of weeks to the end of the reference week since an unemployed person began looking for work, or since that person last worked, whichever is the shorter. For persons who began looking for work while still employed, it is the period from the time the person last worked to the end of the reference week.

The long-term unemployment ratio is the number of long-term unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed population.

VariablesProducts

Duration of job search
-Under 52 weeks (under 1 year)
-Long-term unemployed
---52 weeks and over (1 year and over)
---52 weeks and under 104 weeks (1-2 years)
---104 weeks and over (2 years and over)
Long-term unemployment ratio (%)

6291.0.55.001
Table 14b



LOOKING FOR FIRST JOB

Unemployed persons who have never worked before are categorised as those who have never worked before (looking for first job) or those who last worked 2 or more years ago (former worker). These categories are presented as part of the Industry of last job and Occupation of last job variables.

VariablesProducts

Industry division of last job (ANZSIC)
Last worked part-time (for 2 weeks or more)
less than 2 years ago (recent part-time worker)
[1991-2001]
Last worked (for 2 weeks or more) 2 years or more ago (former worker) [1991-2014]
Last worked 2 years or more ago (former worker) [2014-current]
Has never worked for 2 weeks or more but has worked (for less than 2 weeks) [1991-2001]
Has never worked (for 2 weeks or more) before (looking for first job) [2001-2014]
Has never worked before (looking for first job)
[1991-2001, 2014-current]

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes UQ2a, UQ2b

Occupation major group of last job (ANZSCO)
Last worked part-time (for 2 weeks or more)
less than 2 years ago (recent part-time worker)
[1991-2001]
Last worked (for 2 weeks or more) 2 years or more ago (former worker) [1991-2014]
Last worked 2 years or more ago (former worker) [2014-current]
Has never worked for 2 weeks or more but has worked (for less than 2 weeks) [1991-2001]
Has never worked (for 2 weeks or more) before (looking for first job) [2001-2014]
Has never worked before (looking for first job)
[1991-2001, 2014-current]

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes UQ3a, UQ3b



LOST LAST JOB

Unemployed persons who have worked in the last two years are classified by whether they left or lost their job.

Persons who provided one of the following reasons for ceasing their last job are categorised as leaving their last job:
  • unsatisfactory work arrangements/pay/hours;
  • to obtain a better job or conditions;
  • the job was a holiday job;
  • they left the job to return to studies;
  • their last job was running their own business which closed down or was sold, for reasons other than financial difficulties;
  • start own or new business;
  • family reasons: get married, have children, holidays, caring, move house, spouse transferred; or
  • retired.

Persons who provide one of the following reasons for ceasing their last job are categorised as losing their last job:
  • laid off or retrenched from that job;
  • left that job because of their own ill-health or injury;
  • job was seasonal or temporary;
  • they were running their own business and the business closed down because of financial difficulties; or
  • dismissed.

VariablesProducts

Reason left or lost last job
-Lost last job
-Left last job

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes UQ2a, UQ3a.



MAIN ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES

See COUNTRY OF BIRTH



MAIN JOB

The job in which the person usually works the most hours. Variables such as industry and occupation are only collected in relation to a person's main job, and not each job they hold.



MAJOR COUNTRY GROUP (SUBCONTINENT) OF BIRTH: SACC

See COUNTRY OF BIRTH



MARITAL STATUS

See SOCIAL MARITAL STATUS



MARKET SECTOR AND NON-MARKET SECTOR

The market sector includes the industries: Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Mining; Manufacturing; Electricity, gas, water and waste services; Construction; Wholesale trade; Retail trade; Accommodation and food services; Transport, postal and warehousing; Information media and telecommunications; Financial and insurance services; Rental, hiring and real estate services; Professional, scientific and technical services; Administrative and support services; Arts and recreation services; and Other services.

The non-market sector includes the industries: Education and training; Public administration & safety; and Health care and social assistance.

Industries are grouped into the market or non-market sector at the ANZSIC Division level. For more information see Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2015 (cat. no. 5216.0).

VariablesProducts

Market
-Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-Rest of market
Non-market
-Education and training
-Rest of non-market

6202.0
Table 21

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes EQ03, EQ05, EQ06, EQ09, EQ10, EQ11, EQ12, EQ14, RQ1



MATCHED COMMON SAMPLE

Respondents who report in consecutive months make up the matched common sample from which gross flow figures are derived.

After taking account of the sample rotation and varying non-response in each month, the matched common sample is approximately 80 percent of the original dataset for any month. The figures presented in gross flows do not align with published labour force estimates. The unmatched sample identifies those respondents who do not have a labour force status for the previous month, or those who do not have a labour force status for the current month.

VariablesProducts

Labour force status - current month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in current month but not in previous) (‘000)
---Incoming rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – current month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1

Labour force status - previous month
-Employed total (‘000)
---Employed full-time (‘000)
---Employed part-time (‘000)
-Unemployed (‘000)
-Labour force (‘000)
-Not in the labour force (NILF) (‘000)
-Matched sample (‘000)
-Unmatched sample (‘000)
---Unmatched in common sample (responded in previous month but not in current) (‘000)
---Outgoing rotation group (‘000)
-Civilian population aged 15 years and over – previous month (‘000)

6202.0
Datacube GM1

See GROSS FLOWS

See UNMATCHED SAMPLE



MONTHLY HOURS WORKED IN ALL JOBS

Monthly hours worked in all jobs measures the total number of actual hours worked by employed persons in a calendar month. Monthly hours worked estimates can be aggregated across time to produce quarterly and annual estimates.

Monthly hours worked in all jobs was previously referred to as aggregate monthly hours worked.

For more information about this measure see: Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2009 (cat. no. 6290.0.55.001).

See QUARTERLY HOURS WORKED IN ALL JOBS

VariablesProducts

Monthly hours worked in all jobs
-Monthly hours worked in all jobs (employed full-time)
-Monthly hours worked in all jobs (employed part-time)

6202.0
Table 19



NON-MARKET SECTOR

The market sector includes the industries: Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Mining; Manufacturing; Electricity, gas, water and waste services; Construction; Wholesale trade; Retail trade; Accommodation and food services; Transport, postal and warehousing; Information media and telecommunications; Financial and insurance services; Rental, hiring and real estate services; Professional, scientific and technical services; Administrative and support services; Arts and recreation services; and Other services.

The non-market sector includes the industries: Education and training; Public administration & safety; and Health care and social assistance.

Industries are grouped into the market or non-market sector at the ANZSIC Division level. For more information see Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2015 (cat. no. 5216.0).

VariablesProducts

Market
-Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-Rest of market
Non-market
-Education and training
-Rest of non-market

6202.0
Table 21

6291.0.55.003
Datacubes EQ03, EQ05, EQ06, EQ09, EQ10, EQ11, EQ12, EQ14, RQ1



NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE (NILF)

Persons not in the labour force are those persons who were not employed or unemployed during the reference week. For detailed description see Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013 (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).

See LABOUR FORCE STATUS



NUMBER OF MONTHS WITH CURRENT EMPLOYER OR BUSINESS

The elapsed period to the end of the reference week that an employed person has held their main job, that is the job in which a person works the most hours.

VariablesProducts

Detailed number of months with current employer or business
-Fewer than 12 months
-Fewer than 3 months
---3-5 months
---6-11 months
-12 months or more
---1-2 years
---3-5 years
---6-9 years
---10-19 years
---20 years or more

6291.0.55.003
Datacube EQ02

Number of months with current employer or business
-With current employer or business for fewer than
12 months
-With current employer or business for 12 months or more

6291.0.55.003
Table 17



NUMBER OF WEEKS SEARCHING FOR A JOB

Aggregate number of weeks since a currently unemployed person began looking for work, or since a person last worked for two weeks or more, whichever is shorter.

Number of weeks searching for a job was previously referred to as aggregate duration of unemployment.

See DURATION OF JOB SEARCH