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Labour Force Survey

Name of Collection
Labour Force Survey


Contact Officer
Labour Force Estimates Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 6525
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7784


To measure the levels of employment and unemployment over time.


Labour force data provide estimates of labour force characteristics such as employment, unemployment, number of persons in the labour force, unemployment rates and participation rates. A household-based sample survey is conducted monthly by personal interview.

Data Detail

  • Employment and unemployment;
  • Participation rate;
  • Unemployment rate;
  • Persons not in the labour force;
  • Status in employment (employers, own account workers, employees or contributing family workers);
  • Hours worked;
  • Industry and occupation;
  • Sex, age, marital status, country of birth, family status, educational attendance;
  • Duration of unemployment.

Estimates for employed persons classified by industry, occupation and status in employment are available for each February, May, August and November.

Data are available on the characteristics of employed persons in the transport industries.

Geographic Coverage

Australia, States and Territories and regional estimates

Frequency of Data
Monthly: Data are released within four weeks after the reference period.

Quarterly: Data relating to industry, occupation and status of worker are released within four weeks after the reference period.

Historical Data

State and national data are available quarterly from 1966 and monthly from February 1978. Regional data are available monthly from October 1982.

Products and Services


Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)
Labour Force, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (cat. no. 6201.1)
Labour Force, Victoria (cat. no. 6202.2)
Labour Force, Queensland (cat. no. 6201.3)
Floppy disk
PC AUSSTATS 02 6252 6017
1900 986 400
Special data services are available on request.

Example of Information Available

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