ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
The statistics in this publication were compiled from data collected in the Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey (PaETS) conducted throughout Australia in November 2011 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).
This publication presents information on birth mothers of a child living with them for which a child was under two years of age at the time of interview in November 2011. In situations where women had more than one child under the age of 2, data was collected in respect of the employment transitions of women around the most recent birth (i.e. the youngest child).
Data collected about women's job during pregnancy; first job started or returned to after the birth; current job details; partners job while the woman was pregnant; partners first job started or returned to after the birth; and partners current job details are cross-classified by characteristics such as income, industry and occupation and demographic characteristics.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The November 2011 survey collected additional information on women's employment transitions during pregnancy; on starting or returning to work; and job details at November 2011. The survey also collected information on leave arrangements of women and partners for the birth of the child; discrimination in the workplace during pregnancy; work arrangements on return to work; whether women had a partner during pregnancy; and the work transitions of these partners. Care should be exercised when comparing the estimates from this survey with the November 2005 Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey. For more information see paragraphs 20-21 of the Explanatory Notes.
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 Living Conditions Section on Canberra (02) 6252 6174, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.