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Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time/part-time status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269950
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

Whether a person in paid employment is employed full-time or part-time, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Labour force characteristics.

Data Element Concept:Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Full-time
2Part-time
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Applies only to people whose labour force status is employed. (See metadata item Person—labour force status, code N for a definition of 'employed'). Paid employment includes persons who performed some work for wages or salary, in cash or in kind, and persons temporarily absent from a paid employment job but who retained a formal attachment to that job.

CODE 1   Full-time

Employed persons are working full-time if they:

(a) usually work 35 hours or more in a week (in all paid jobs) or

(b) although usually working less than 35 hours a week, actually worked 35 hours or more during the reference period.

CODE 2   Part-time:

Employed persons are working part-time if they usually work less than 35 hours a week (in all paid jobs) and either did so during the reference period, or were not at work in the reference period.

CODE 9   Not stated/ inadequately described

Is not to be used on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the item has not been collected.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Can be collected for an actual week (e.g. a particular reference period), or a usual week (e.g. a person usually works part time though they worked full-time in the last week). Note: if collected for a particular reference period, respondents may report 0 hours if on leave for the reference period. For most purposes the hours usually worked will be more appropriate.

This metadata item should be based on the number of hours worked by the person (either actual or usual). It should not be based on the self-enumerated question suggested in the Collection methods of metadata item Person—labour force status, code N. Doing so would result in inaccurate information.

Comments:Help on this term

See the Australian Bureau of Statistics website for details regarding labour force data items and standard questions.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 1999. Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, Labour Force Variables. Full-Time/Part-Time Status.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Employed - working full-time/ part-time, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.5 KB)

Has been superseded by Person—Full-time/part-time status, code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Disability services carer details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Disability services client details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

SAAP Client Collection National Minimum Data Set Community Services (retired), Retired 01/07/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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