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About the Labour Market National Statistical Centre

Introduction to Labour Statistics training course

About the Labour Market National Statistical Centre

The Labour Market National Statistical Centre is responsible for:

  • promoting the effective use of labour market statistics;
  • influencing the development of national and international frameworks; and
  • improving the relevance and reliability of labour market statistics.

We have three teams who specialise in various aspects of the labour market:

Labour Market Dynamics

The Labour Market Dynamics team specialises in statistics that inform on transitions within the labour market, particularly into and out of employment. The team has a focus on understanding the nature of these transitions and the people who are affected. If you have any questions relating to transitions, unemployment and underemployment, underutilisation, job search experience and job vacancies, retirement, labour force participation or persons not in the labour force, please contact Bjorn Jarvis (team leader) on (02) 6252 6552 or email <bjorn.jarvis@abs.gov.au> .

Wages and Workplace Relations

The Wages and Workplace Relations team specialises in statistics and statistical measures relating to the nature of employment, such as wages and conditions of employment, employment arrangements, working time arrangements, leave entitlements, and workplace relations (bargaining, trade union membership). If you have any questions in regards to earnings measures and sources (including gender wage issues), independent contracting and other forms of employment, casual employment or methods of setting pay, please contact Michael Gerrity (team leader) on (02) 6252 5514 or email <m.gerrity@abs.gov.au>.

Labour Force Survey Projects

The Labour Force Survey Projects team undertakes research, development and analytical work relating to the design and operation of the monthly Labour Force Survey. Their work is aimed at maintaining the efficiency and relevance of the survey, and at improving the quality and range of data disseminated. Please contact Susan Schemen (team leader) on (02) 6252 5171 or email <susan.schemen@abs.gov.au> if you have any questions about developments relating to the Labour Force Survey.


Published information is available free of charge on our website. Where data is not available on our website at the level of detail you require, our team can provide you with customised data to meet your specific requirements. Contact us on (02) 6252 7206 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au> to discuss your data requirements.

All key labour statistical releases and publications can be found at the Labour Releases section of the Labour Theme Page. For help finding and accessing ABS products and services contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Introduction to Labour Statistics training course

Diagram:  Introduction to Labour Statistics training course

Introduction to Labour Statistics is a one-day training course run in partnership between the National Statistical Training Institute and the Labour Market National Statistical Centre.

The training course suits people with or without a related academic background, providing an overview of the range of concepts and issues associated with ABS labour statistics. It also explores the data produced by both household and employer based collections, and highlights the range of data available.

Introduction to Labour Statistics training courses are generally held in each state capital during 2010.

For more details about this and other statistical training, or to register interest in a course, please refer to the ABS Training page, or contact Bjorn Jarvis on (02) 6252 6552 or email <bjorn.jarvis@abs.gov.au>.

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