3.1.3 Respondents' primary and secondary occupations
An in-depth analysis is therefore, required to know the significance of wage rate, demographics of the labour force, their budget constraints, their engagement in primary and secondary occupations
, and above all their human capital characteristics.
Are workers able to use their primary job skills in their secondary occupation
? The association between the primary and secondary occupation
is an important aspect of multiple jobholding to labor market analysts.(5) In table 7, the distribution of secondary jobs is shown for each primary occupation group across each row.
On the contrary, those who educated and employed in the secondary occupation
such as processing, manufacturing, building, etc.
About 90% of the fishing households had crop farming as a secondary occupation
and 10% were involved in petty trading.
Common farm works like ploughing, digging, harrowing, seeding, transplanting, weeding, fertilizing, applying plant protection measures, harvesting, threshing, storing farm products and transporting to markets are the most tedious jobs requiring on an average 3500 to 4500 kilo calories of energy per day compared to manufacturing and processing (secondary occupations
) requiring on an average 2500 kilo calories and service sectors (tertiary occupations) requiring around 1500 kilo calories per day.
I also realised that due to adverse economic conditions many craftspeople had taken up secondary occupations
and the age-old art was gradually fading away.
Table 2 Annual outflow from teaching (average flows, 1998, 2000 and 2002) Current job Teaching Occupation Other last February Primary Secondary occupations
Primary teaching 93.4 0.0 1.4 Secondary teaching 0.00 93.4 1.6 Other occupations 0.00 0.0 93.2 Not working last February 0.50 0.3 75.6 TOTAL 1.30 1.3 88.9 Current job Occupation Not last February working Total Primary teaching 5.0 100.0 Secondary teaching 4.9 100.0 Other occupations 6.6 100.0 Not working last February 23.6 100.0 TOTAL 8.4 100.0 Source: ABS Labour Mobility Surveys, 1998, 2000, 2002 unpublished data.