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EMPLOYMENT TYPE

This data item describes someone's type of employment.

It is similar to Status in employment [STATEMCE], but provides two further distinctions:
    • Employees are split between those with and without paid leave entitlements
    • Owner managers (Employers) are split between those who manage incorporated and un-incorporated enterprises.
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises (OMIES) are classified as, and indistinguishable from, employees in the standard data item Status in employment. This is because they are employees who work for the corporate entity. Employment type allows for these types of owner managers to be split from employees and analysed separately as employers.

Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises (OMUES) are classified as employers or own account workers (self-employed) in the Status in employment data item.

Employees with paid leave entitlements can be regarded as having a permanent position, whereas employees without entitlements generally have temporary or casual jobs, but this is not always the case.

Information on paid leave entitlements is not collected in the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) and is derived from the following supplementary surveys:
    • Forms of Employment, Australia (FOES, cat. no. 6359.0)
        Every November from the people employed in seven-eighths of the LFS sample

    • Labour Mobility, Australia (LMS, cat. no. 6209.0)
        February every 2 years from seven-eighths of the LFS sample

    • Multipurpose Household Survey, Australia (MPHS, cat. no. 4100.0)
        Every month since July 2008 from a selected person per household in the out-going group of the LFS (the one-eighth of the LFS sample that has been in the survey for the full 8 months)
        Note: Information obtained in the MPHS is always collected via a personal interview, and so does not relate to the data item Respondent detail [RESPTYPC], which only relates to the data items collected in the LFS and other supplementary surveys.

Employees in the LFS who were not selected in a supplementary survey are classified as Employees nfd (not further defined).



Identifier:EMPTYPCE

Level:Person

Source:LFSFOESLMSMPHS

Frequency:MonthlyAnnual
(Nov)
Biennial
(Feb)
Monthly
(Jul 08 - Dec 10)

Population:All
(limited info)
Employed in
7/8th sample
7/8th sample1/8th sample
(a selected person per household)

Categories:
0
Employee nfd (LFS only)
1
Employee with paid leave entitlements (FOES, LMS and MPHS only)
2
Employee without paid leave entitlements (FOES, LMS and MPHS only)
3
Owner manager of incorporated enterprises
4
Owner manager of unincorporated enterprises or contributing family worker
99
Not employed / Not applicable



Related Information

Forms of Employment, Australia (FOES): Conceptual Framework (cat. no. 6359.0)
Forms of Employment, Australia (FOES): Form of employment (cat. no. 6359.0)
Forms of Employment, Australia (FOES): Glossary - Form of employment (cat. no. 6359.0)
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (EEBTUM): Glossary (cat. no. 6310.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 4.45 Employment Type (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 21.3 Forms of Employment (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Labour Force, Australia: Understanding Labour Force (cat. no. 6202)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 3. Employment (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 21.2 Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 22. Multi-Purpose Household Survey (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)

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