Employed Persons and Employment to Population ratio Australia - 1978-2004
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2003, Labour Force, Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Table 01
Unemployment Rate Australia 1975-2005
Source: Australian Government 2005, Budget 2005-06: Budget Overview Chartpack, viewed N/A.
Employment in Singleman's Industry classes Australia - 1984-2004
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2005, Labour Force Australia Detailed Electronic Delivery, Canberra, Table 04: Employed persons by industry
Final consumption expenditure* of households Australia - 1995/96-2003/04
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2004, Australian System of National Accounts 2003-04, Cat. No. 5204.0, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, p.26
|Percentage of population at work||43.4||43.7||45.0||45.5||45.4||45.6||46.1||46.8||47.2||47.2||47.8|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2004, Australian Social Trends 2004, Cat. No. 4102.0, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, p.201.
|Extractive||Transformative||Distributive||Producer Services||Social Services||Personal Services|
|No. (’000)||%||No. (’000)||%||No. (’000)||%||No. (’000)||%||No. (’000)||%||No. (’000)||%|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2005, Employed persons by industry, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Table 04
|1989 #||1995 #||2000*|
|Persons (’000)||%||Persons (’000)||%||Persons (’000)||%|
|Worked no hours at home||5933.0||77.2||6191.5||74.2||6794.6||75.5|
|Worked some hours at home||1750.2||22.3||2149.0||25.8||1794.8||19.9|
|Persons employed at home||266.6||3.5||343.3||4.1||980.3||10.9|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 1996, Persons employed at home, Australia, September1995, p.67
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001, Locations of Work, Australia, June 2000, Australian Bureau of Statistics, p.3
|No (’000)||%||No (’000)||%||No (’000)||%||No (’000)||%|
|Total minus Extractive sector||257.5||100.0||298.4||100.0||343.3||100.0||756.9||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2000, Persons employed at home, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1992 (Table 2); 1995 (Table 6); 2000 (Table 10).
The number of persons employed in Australia has continued to increase between 1978 and 2004. The percentage of the population in employment has also continued to increase. (Figure 1) Unemployment rate was down to 5.1% in March 2005, the lowest recorded since 1976 (Figure 2).
The proportion of persons employed in the three Singleman’s classes relating to services has increased while those in the extractive and manufacturing classes have decreased.
The number of employed persons who worked from home has increase by 17% over the period from 1989 to 2000. During the same period this number as a percentage of total persons employed has increased three-fold from 3.5% to 11%.
The proportion of people working from home employed in the services sectors has increased over the period 1989-2000, while there has been a decrease in the proportion working in the transformative and distributive sectors.
Human Settlements — Liveability of human settlements - Economic aspects of human settlements
Levels of employment are important factors in determining the standard of living of its residents and the liveability of the settlement.
Other indicators for this issue:
- Persons employed at home
- Labour Force Australia February 2003
- Australian System of National Accounts 2003-04
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