Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation in Australia

statistics-pie-chart-peopleA report by the Bureau of Statistics investigates barriers and incentives to work.  The report, based on the 2014/15 Multipurpose Household Survey, revealed that 10 million Australians over 18 years of age worked less than 35 hours per week, or not at all.  About 28 per cent said they wanted to work more hours and, of those, more than 60 per cent were female.

The main barriers to finding a job or getting more work included:

  • too few vacancies
  • too many applicants
  • no training, qualifications or experience

For more information refer to the Bureau of Statistics report.