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4837.0.55.001 - Health of Mature Age Workers in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05 Quality Declaration 
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QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY

INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.


RELEVANCE

National Health Surveys (NHS) have been run at varying intervals since 1989–90. The NHS is currently being conducted as a regular triennial survey. The aims of the survey are to obtain national benchmark information on a range of health issues, enable trends in health to be monitored over time and provide information on health indicators for national health priority areas and for important subgroups of the population.

This snapshot also uses data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). For Relevance information relating to the Labour Force Survey, please see 'Labour Force, Australia: Quality Declaration' (cat. no. 6202.0).

TIMELINESS

Data for the 2004–05 National Health Survey was collected from August 2004 to June 2005. The first data was released in February 2006 in '2004-05 National Health Survey: Summary of Results, Australia' (cat. no. 4364.0) and 'National Health Survey: Summary of Results, State Tables' (cat. no. 4362.0). Detailed data was released in both Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files in May 2006.

This snapshot also uses data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). For Timeliness information relating to the Labour Force Survey, please see 'Labour Force, Australia: Quality Declaration' (cat. no. 6202.0).

ACCURACY

Estimates from the NHS are subject to two types of error - sampling error and non-sampling error. Information on data quality and interpretation are published in 'National Health Survey: Users' Guide 2004-05' (cat. no. 4363.0.55.001), which is published for each NHS conducted.

This snapshot also uses data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). For Accuracy information relating to the Labour Force Survey, please see 'Labour Force, Australia: Quality Declaration' (cat. no. 6202.0).

COHERENCE

The comparability of NHS data over time differs between topics and between surveys. General pointers to comparability are published in the Users' Guides released following each survey.

This snapshot also uses data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). For Coherence information relating to the Labour Force Survey, please see 'Labour Force, Australia: Quality Declaration' (cat. no. 6202.0).

INTERPRETABILITY

The '2004-05 National Health Survey: Summary of Results, Australia' (cat. no. 4364.0) publication contains detailed Explanatory Notes designed to provide information to users on data sources, terminology and estimation methods used in producing these statistics. More detailed information is provided in the '2004-05 National Health Survey: Users' Guide' (cat. no. 4363.0.55.001).

This snapshot also uses data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). For Interpretability information relating to the Labour Force Survey, please see 'Labour Force, Australia: Quality Declaration' (cat. no. 6202.0)..

ACCESSIBILITY

Please see the Related Information tab for the list of products that are available from the National Health Survey.

This snapshot also uses data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). For Accessibility information relating to the Labour Force Survey, please see 'Labour Force, Australia: Quality Declaration' (cat. no. 6202.0).


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