Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Full-time/part-time status|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010|
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Whether a person in paid employment is employed full-time or part-time, as represented by a code.
Labour force characteristics.
|Data Element Concept:||Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status|
Value domain attributes
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
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.
See the Australian Bureau of Statistics website for details regarding labour force data items and standard questions.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics 1999. Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, Labour Force Variables. Full-Time/Part-Time Status.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Person—Full-time/part-time status, code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Disability services carer details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Disability services client details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
SAAP Client Collection National Minimum Data Set Community Services (retired), Retired 01/07/2011
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018