6359.0 - Forms of Employment, Australia, Nov 2006 (Reissue)  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/06/2007  Reissue
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Australia's workforce continues to change. There is an increasing diversity of employment arrangements, more flexible working time patterns, and significant increases in the extent of part-time and casual employment.

The Forms of Employment Survey provides information on some of the key factors relating to the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian labour market. The survey also describes some of the employment and demographic characteristics of people in different employment types.


The conceptual framework classifies jobholders to an employment type category on the basis of their main job, that is, the job in which the most hours are usually worked. Under this framework, owner managers of incorporated enterprises (OMIEs) are presented separately from other employees. Employees (excluding OMIEs) are classified according to their paid leave entitlements.

Diagram: Conceptual framework for forms of employment