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Person—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 term691891
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
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—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.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2014. Standards for Labour Force Statistics, Australia. ABS cat. no. 1288.0. Canberra: ABS.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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