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Labour Force Status (LFS06P)


This is a derived variable applicable to all people aged 15 years and over. It classifies people as employed working full-time, part-time or away from work, unemployed looking for full-time work, looking for part-time work, or not in the labour force. The category 'Employed, away from work' also includes persons who stated they worked but who did not state the number of hours worked.


Labour Force Status (LFS06P) is derived using responses to questions on:

    • full/part-time job (Question 34)
    • job last week (Question 35)
    • hours worked (Question 44)
    • transport to work (Question 45)
    • looking for work (Question 46)
    • availability to start work (Question 47)

The derivation methodology takes into account answers to these questions to derive the most appropriate Labour Force Status.


See also Contributing family worker, Employee, Employer, Labour force, Owner managers, Owner managers of incorporated enterprises, Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises.


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