Labour force status code N
Value Domain Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing the labour force status of a person.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Employed:
Persons aged 15 years and over who, during the reference week:
(a) worked for one hour or more for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind in a job or business, or on a farm (comprising 'Employees', 'Employers' and 'Own Account Workers'); or
(b) worked for one hour or more without pay in a family business or on a farm (i.e. 'Contributing Family Worker'); or
(c) were 'Employees' who had a job but were not at work and were:
(d) were 'Employers', 'Own Account Workers' or 'Contributing Family Workers' who had a job, business or farm, but were not at work.
CODE 2 Unemployed:
Unemployed persons are those aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
(a) had actively looked for full-time or part-time work at any time in the four weeks up to the end of the reference week. Were available for work in the reference week, or would have been available except for temporary illness (i.e. lasting for less than four weeks to the end of the reference week). Or were waiting to start a new job within four weeks from the end of the reference week and would have started in the reference week if the job had been available then; or
(b) were waiting to be called back to a full-time or part-time job from which they had been stood down without pay for less than four weeks up to the end of the reference week (including the whole of the reference week) for reasons other than bad weather or plant breakdown. Note: Actively looking for work includes writing, telephoning or applying in person to an employer for work. It also includes answering a newspaper advertisement for a job, checking factory or job placement agency notice boards, being registered with a job placement agency, checking or registering with any other employment agency, advertising or tendering for work or contacting friends or relatives.
CODE 3 Not in the Labour Force:
Persons not in the labour force are those persons aged 15 years and over who, during the reference week, were not in the categories employed or unemployed, as defined. They include persons who were keeping house (unpaid), retired, voluntarily inactive, permanently unable to work, persons in institutions (hospitals, gaols, sanatoriums, etc.), trainee teachers, members of contemplative religious orders, and persons whose only activity during the reference week was jury service or unpaid voluntary work for a charitable organisation.
For information about collection, refer to the ABS website:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics 1995. Directory of Concepts and Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables. Australia 1995. Cat. no. 1361.0.30.001. Canberra: AGPS.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Labour force status code N
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—labour force status, code N