Labour force status code N
Value Domain Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Disability, Standard 29/02/2016
Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
A code set representing the labour force status of a person.
|Maximum character length:||1|
|3||Not in the labour force|
|Supplementary values:||9||Not stated/inadequately described|
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Employed
Employed persons are those aged 15 years and over who met one of the following criteria during the reference week:
CODE 2 Unemployed
Unemployed persons are those aged 15 years and over who were not employed during the reference week, and:
Actively looked for work includes:
CODE 3 Not in the labour force
Persons not in the labour force are those aged 15 years and over who were not in the categories employed or unemployed, as defined, during the reference week. They include people who undertook unpaid household duties or other voluntary work only, were retired, voluntarily inactive and those permanently unable to work.
For information about collection methods, refer to the ABS Standards for Labour Force Statistics.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2015. Labour Force, Australia. ABS cat. no. 6202.0. Canberra: ABS.
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