6239.0 - Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2012 to June 2013 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/11/2013   
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To understand potential barriers to increased labour force participation there are three groups of people who are of particular interest:

  • unemployed;
  • persons not in the labour force; and
  • employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours.

Persons not in the labour force includes people who wanted a paid job and those who did not want a paid job.

For employed persons who work less than 35 hours, it is important to ascertain whether they would like a different paid job with more hours or more hours in their current job.

The conceptual framework on the following page identifies these groups of people.

Framework  - populations of labour force