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Employed persons who usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually working less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
Employed persons who usually work less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and either did so during the reference week, or were not at work in the reference week.
Refers to persons registered for a course of study in the particular reference period (e.g. survey month, or previous calendar year) at an educational institution.
Field not determined
Field not determined includes inadequately described responses or where no responses were given.
Field of education
Field of education is defined as the subject matter of an educational activity. It is categorised according to the Australian Standard Classification of Education, 2001 (cat. no. 1272.0) Field of education classification. This publication presents the main field of education studied.
Field of trade
Refers to the occupation of an apprentice or trainee and is classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), First Edition, Revision 1 (cat. no. 1220.0) Unit Group.
Any study being undertaken that will lead to a recognised qualification, issued by a relevant approved body, in recognition that a person has achieved learning outcomes or competencies relevant to identified individual, professional, industry or community needs. This includes study for a school qualification. In this survey, if the respondent was still attending school their level of study was recorded as their current year of schooling. If the respondent had left school and was enrolled in formal study they were asked the level of the qualification.
Higher education institution
An Australian institution providing higher education courses, e.g. universities; colleges of advanced education; institutes of advanced education; institutes of higher education; institutes of tertiary education; agricultural colleges; and some institutes of technology, and the equivalent institutions overseas.
Highest year of school completed
The highest level of primary or secondary education that a person has completed, irrespective of the type of institution or location where that education was undertaken.
An incorporated business is a company that has a registered business name with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and a legal status which is separate to that of the individual owners of the business. In this survey, individuals who own their own business are asked if that business is incorporated.
Index of relative socio-economic disadvantage
This is one of four Socio-economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFAs) compiled by the ABS following each Census of Population and Housing. The Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage summarises attributes such as income, educational attainment, unemployment and occupation skill levels. The index refers to the area (the Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)) in which a person lives, not to the socio-economic situation of the particular individual. The index ranks areas on a continuum from most disadvantaged to least disadvantaged. A low score on the index (i.e. lowest quintile or decile) indicates a high proportion of relatively disadvantaged people in an area. Such areas include many households with low income, people with no qualifications and many people in low skill occupations. It should be noted that it cannot be concluded that an area with a very high index score has a large proportion of relatively advantaged ('well off') people, as there are no variables in the index to indicate this. It can only be concluded that such an area has a relatively low incidence of disadvantage. The SEIFA deciles used in this publication were those compiled following the 2011 Census and are based on SA1 rankings across the whole of Australia. For further information about the indexes, see Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), 2011 (cat. no. 2033.0.55.001).
Industry data is classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0).
Level of education
Level of education is a function of the quality and quantity of learning involved in an educational activity. It is categorised according to the Australian Standard Classification of Education, 2001 (cat. no. 1272.0) Level of education classification.
Level of highest educational attainment
Level of highest educational attainment identifies the highest achievement a person has attained in any area of study. It is not a measurement of the relative importance of different fields of study but a ranking of qualifications and other educational attainments regardless of the particular area of study or the type of institution in which the study was undertaken. See the Explanatory Notes from the Survey of Education and Work, Australia, May 2013 (cat. no. 6227.0) for how highest level is derived.
Level not determined
Level not determined includes inadequately described responses or where no responses were given.
Non-school qualification levels are classified according to the Australian Standard Classification of Education, 2001 (cat. no. 1272.0) and only include:
Not in labour force
Persons who were not in the categories ‘employed’ or ‘unemployed’.
Occupation data is classified according to the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1 (cat. no. 1220.0).
Other educational institution
Includes institutions or establishments that offer educational courses such as industry skills centres, RTOs, professional or industry associations, equipment/product manufacturers or suppliers, and instances where insufficient information was available to determine the type of educational institution.
Formal certification, issued by a relevant approved body, in recognition that a person has achieved an appropriate level of learning outcomes or competencies relevant to identified individual, professional, industry or community needs. Includes school study. Statements of attainment awarded for partial completion of a course of study at a particular level are excluded.
The week preceding the day the survey interview was conducted.
Relative standard error
Remoteness area (as defined in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (cat. no. 1216.0) is used by the ABS for the dissemination of a broad range of social and demographic statistics. The classification divides Australia into six broad regions (called Remoteness areas), on the basis of their relative access to services.
Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)
Section of state
School study is participation in primary or secondary level education, regardless of the institution or location where the study is, or was, undertaken. It therefore includes such study undertaken in a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or other institution.
Persons aged 15-24 years who attended school in the previous year but were not attending school prior to May of the survey year. Note that these persons may be studying a school year level at a non-school institution (e.g. studying Year 12 at TAFE).
A Technical and Further Education institution. In Victoria this may also be referred to as Training and Further Education.
Persons who were not employed during the reference week, and:
The visa the respondent held at the time of the interview, that allowed them to stay in Australia. Categories for type of visa that were collected:
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