Survey of Family, Income and Employment: Wave Four – September 2006

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 March 2008
Media release  – 

Highlights

  • Eight out of ten people (81.0 percent) were in the same type of family at their first interview as they were three years later at their fourth interview.
  • The number of people living alone increased between the first and fourth interviews, up from 292,400 (8.1 percent) to 399,700 (11.0 percent).

 

 

  • Over half (51.6 percent) of people employed were in this state for the entire survey period (ie four years).
  • 83.0 percent of people who were not employed but seeking work were in this state for less than one year.
  • 31.2 percent of people who were not employed and not seeking work were in this state for four years.

 

 Graph, Labour Force Involvement by Length of Spell.

Geoff Bascand 31 March 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-7503