6333.0 - Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2015 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2016   
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This release uses elements from Characteristics of Employment (COE) 2014 as well as key elements from the Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership survey (EEBTUM), Forms of Employment survey (FOE), Working Time Arrangements survey (WTA) and Locations of Work survey (LOW) to provide a comprehensive and coherent dataset on characteristics of people's employment.

Caution should be exercised when comparing the estimates from this release with previous surveys as some population groups are conceptually different.

The following table provides a concordance of populations groups used in this release with population groups from previous surveys:

Population Concordance

COE 2015COE 2014

Employed PersonsPopulation 1Population 1
Employees in main jobPopulation 2Population 2
Employees and Owner Managers of Incorporated Enterprises
(OMIEs) in main job
Population 3Population 3
Owner Managers of Incorporated Enterprises (OMIEs) in main jobPopulation 4Population 4
Owner Managers of Unincorporated Enterprises (OMUEs)
in main job
Population 5Population 5
Employed persons who preferred to work more hours than usually workedPopulation 6 Population 6
Trade union members in their main job
Population 7 (a)
Trade union members
Population 8 (a)
Independent contractorsPopulation 7Population 9
Persons who found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency
Population 10
Multiple job holdersPopulation 8Population 11
Employees in second jobPopulation 9Population 12
Employees and Owner Managers of Incorporated Enterprises
(OMIEs) in second job
Population 10Population 13

... not applicable
(a) From 2014 this population group includes OMUEs