4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Aug 2004  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/09/2004   
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Labour Mobility (ABS cat. no. 6209.0) was released on 25 August 2004. This publication provides information on persons aged 15-69 years who had worked at some time during the year ending February. Details of job mobility, job tenure, number of employers or businesses during the year and reason for ceasing last job or changing locality are presented. Occupation, industry and duration of current and last job are also available. Estimates can be cross-classified by labour force demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth.

Perspectives on Regional Australia: Women's Employment in Urban, Rural and Regional Australia, 2001 Census (ABS cat. no. 1380.0.55.001) was released on 17 August 2004. This publication is the first of a series of reports analysing a range of topics with a particular focus on Regional Australia. In this issue data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing has been used to present some perspectives on the characteristics of women in employment in urban, rural and regional Australia.

This paper provides an insight into the different employment conditions experienced by women in regional Australia by examining characteristics such as age, employment status, income, qualifications and industry of employment. The data is presented using the geographic classification "Section of State" which enables comparisons in employment patterns across major urban cities, medium townships, small townships and rural areas of Australia.

Survey of Education and Work, Australia - Confidentialised Unit Record File on CD-ROM (ABS cat. no. 6227.0.30.001) was released on 9 July 2004. This product provides selected information on participation in education, highest educational attainment, transition from education to work and current labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15-64 years. Characteristics reported on include: type of educational institution attended or attending; level and main field of education of current study and highest level and main field of educational attainment. Information on unsuccessful enrolment and deferment of study is included for persons not studying in the survey year.

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