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JOB SEARCH EXPERIENCE SURVEY
The survey is conducted in both urban and rural areas in all states and territories, but excludes people living in very remote parts of Australia. Students at boarding schools, patients in hospitals, residents of homes (e.g. retirement homes, homes for people with disabilities), and inmates of prisons are also excluded.
Frequency of Collection
Method of Collection
This survey is conducted throughout Australia in July, as a LFS supplementary survey. Respondents to the LFS who fell within the scope of the supplementary survey were asked further questions. Trained interviewers conduct most interviews (70%) over the telephone, and the remainder are conducted face-to-face.
The results of supplementary surveys are released approximately six months after the survey reference period.
Job Search Experience, Australia, (ABS cat. no. 6222.0)
Data are available for Australia, states and territories.
Customised data are available on request; this is a charged service.
State or territory of usual residence
Area of usual residence
Region of usual residence
Relationship in household
Country of birth
Year of arrival in Australia
Highest year of school completed
Level of highest non-school qualification
Whether highest qualification obtained overseas or in Australia
Level of highest educational attainment
Jobs in previous 12 months
Steps taken to find work
Duration of current period of unemployment
Registered job seekers
Difficulty in finding work
Job Search Experience was first conducted in 2002. It replaced both the annual survey of Job Search Experience of Unemployed Persons, conducted from 1976 to 2001, and the survey of Successful and Unsuccessful Job Search Experience, conducted irregularly from 1982 to 2001. These were published as Job Search Experience of Unemployed Persons, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6222.0), and Successful and Unsuccessful Job Search Experience, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6245.0).
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