REASON FOR REISSUE OF PUBLICATION
Errors were detected in the publication, Forms of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6359.0), which was released on 27 April 2007. This publication has been reviewed and the following is a summary of the changes contained in this release of the publication:
These revisions will be reflected in all future products from the 2006 Forms of Employment Survey.
- data have been revised in:
- the Notes section, and paragraph 18 of the Explanatory Notes, to more clearly illustrate the changes made to the collection of data on people who worked on a contract basis in 2006
- the Summary of Findings where the figures referred to data from Table 9 (which were in error)
- Table 1 because incorrect 2001 data were presented for females who did not work on a contract basis and were owner managers of incorporated enterprises
- Table 9 because incorrect data were presented for people who were full-time and part-time workers in their main job.
ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce. It also presents information about different types of employment which can be cross-classified by characteristics such as hours worked, industry and occupation and demographic characteristics.
The statistics in this publication were compiled from data collected in the Forms of Employment Survey, conducted throughout Australia in November 2006 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). Questions were asked about employment arrangements in the main job of all employed people, except those who were contributing family workers in their main job.
NOTES ABOUT THE ESTIMATES
In this publication there is a substantial increase in the number of people who worked on a contract basis. This was due to a change in the number of people being asked "Do you work on a contract?". In 2006, all employed people were asked if they worked on a contract basis. In previous Forms of Employment surveys, employed people who received both paid sick and paid holiday leave were not asked if they worked on a contract basis. This change resulted in an additional 788,100 people who were classified as working on a contract basis in 2006. Users need to exercise care when comparing the number of people who worked on a contract basis in this publication with previous releases.
From 2006, occupation data are classified according to the ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006 (cat. no. 1220.0). The new classification replaces the ASCO - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, 1997 (cat. no. 1220.0). Data classified according to the ASCO are available on request.
Also from 2006, industry data are classified according to the ANZSIC - Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification, 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0). This new classification replaces the ANZSIC - Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification, 1993 (cat. no. 1292.0). Data classified according to the ANZSIC 1993 are available on request.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Labour Market Section on Canberra (02) 6252 7206.