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Person (employed)—employment type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmployment type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term314867
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 30/11/2007
Definition:Help on this termThe nature of a person's employment in relation to his or her expected continuity of employment and eligibility for basic leave entitlements, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person (employed)—employment type

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
2Fixed term contract
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Permanent

Permanent employees are those employees who are entitled to either paid sick leave, or paid holiday leave, or both and are not employed on a fixed term contract or casual basis.

CODE 2 Fixed term contract

Fixed-term-contract employees are those employees who have a written agreement to work a minimum number of days over a specified period of time.  They do not receive paid sick or annual leave entitlements.

CODE 3 Casual

Casual employees are those employees who do not have a written agreement on the minimum number of days that will be worked.  They are usually paid a higher rate of pay, to compensate for lack of permanency and leave entitlements. Casuals may be full-time or part-time, according to the hours they have agreed to work.

The leave entitlements that a worker is eligible for should be used as the basis for choosing which category each worker belongs to.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001. Labour Statistics Concepts, Sources and Methods, Australia 2001. Cat no. 6102.0. Canberra: ABS Reference through: Select:  ABS concepts, sources, methods and statistical frameworks.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

Question: Is the worker employed on a permanent, fixed term contract or casual basis?

Fields are those listed in the data domain.


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.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Children's Services NMDS Community Services (retired), Superseded 21/05/2010

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