6202.2 - Labour Force, Victoria, Nov 2001
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2002 Ceased
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES
LABOUR FORCE TREND ESTIMATES
NOVEMBER KEY POINTS
EMPLOYED PERSONS, Trend
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, Trend
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
While broad-aggregation data at the State level are available as trend estimates, lower aggregations (e.g. regional, industry or occupation data) are only available as original series. Consequently, the following data are original series estimates.
In November 2001, the Melbourne Major Statistical Region (MSR) recorded a lower unemployment rate (5.9%) and a higher participation rate (64.1%) than the Balance of Victoria MSR (6.1% and 61.5% respectively). The unemployment rates in Melbourne MSR were 5.9% for both males and females. In the Balance of Victoria MSR the unemployment rates were 6.4% for males and 5.7% for females.
North Western Melbourne (7.7%) and Outer Western Melbourne (7.6%) recorded the highest unemployment rates within the Melbourne MSR. The regions outside the Melbourne MSR with the highest unemployment rates were Central Highlands-Wimmera (7.8%) and All Gippsland (6.4%). The lowest unemployment rate recorded in any region in November 2001 was 4.5% in Outer Eastern Melbourne.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, Labour Force Regions: Original series
Within Melbourne MSR, Outer Eastern Melbourne had the highest participation rate with 72.7%, while the lowest rate of 60.6% was recorded in Mornington Peninsula. Participation rates in Statistical Regions in the Balance of Victoria MSR were within a range of 56.7% in Central Highlands-Wimmera and 65.6% in Goulburn-Ovens-Murray.
The two largest industries in Victoria with respect to employment were Retail trade (359,100 employed) and Manufacturing (355,900 employed). Together these industries accounted for 30.8% of all employed persons in Victoria in November 2001. Property and business services, and Health and community services were the next largest, with 254,900 and 226,000 employed, respectively.
The industry employing the most males was Manufacturing (257,500) and the industry employing the most females was Retail trade (179,200). While males made up 56.0% of employed persons, they made up more than 75% of persons employed in the following industries: Construction (89.3%); Electricity, gas & water supply (77.5%); and Transport & storage (77.5%), whereas females only exceeded 75% of persons employed in one industry, namely, Health & community services (77.4%).
EMPLOYED PERSONS, Industry by Sex: Original series
The two largest occupation groups in Victoria with respect to employment were Professionals (452,600 employed) and Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers (380,000 employed). Together these occupations accounted for 35.8% of all employed persons in Victoria in November 2001. Tradespersons and related workers, and Associate professionals were the next largest, with 304,700 and 268,100 employed, respectively.
EMPLOYED PERSONS, Major Occupation Group: Original series
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Dalia Borell on 03 9615 7677, or the National Information Service on 1300 135 070.
ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
The November 2001 issue is the final issue of Labour Force, Victoria. Most of the information contained in this publication is now available in other ABS releases, including:
1. Labour Force, Australia, Preliminary (Cat. no. 6202.0). This monthly publication contains original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of labour force status by State.
2. Labour Force, Teenage Employment and Unemployment, Australia, Preliminary -- Data Report (Cat. no. 6202.0.40.001). This monthly data report contains estimates of labour force status of persons aged 15-19 years by educational attendance by State.
3. Labour Force, Selected Summary Tables, Australia (Cat. no. 6291.0.40.001). This monthly data report contains estimates of labour force status by region and duration of unemployment by State.
4. Labour Force, Australia (Cat. no. 6203.0). This monthly publication contains original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of labour force status by State, and original estimates of labour force status by State Capital Cities and unemployed persons by age by State.
5. State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (Cat. no. 1367.2). This quarterly publication will contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of labour force status; and original estimates of labour force status by region, employed persons by industry, part-time workers, and unemployed persons by duration of unemployment.
6. AusStats. This service contains, as either time series or companion data, all tables in Labour Force, Victoria, with the following exceptions -- Table 5: Please contact the Labour Force Survey contact officer on 02 6252 6525 for details on future availability via AusStats. Table 6: Data by country group are available via AusStats but not by individual country. Table 11: Data by age by State are not available via AusStats. Table 16: Some duration of unemployment categories are combined in AusStats.
If you would like information about subscribing to AusStats, please contact Peter Rochester on 03 9615 7769. If you would like to discuss the availability of data through the ABS Information Consultancy Service, or how to find Labour Force data on AusStats, please contact Dalia Borell on 03 9615 7677.
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