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LABOUR THEME PAGE

The ABS Labour Theme Page, available on the ABS website, provides a guide to the range of ABS statistics on the labour market, as well as links to the latest data released. To find the Theme Page, go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Themes - People - Labour].


NEW LABOUR FORCE UNDERUTILISATION TABLES

Following the introduction of the new quarterly labour force underutilisation rate in the July 2008 issue of this publication, the labour underutilisation tables (tables 4.1 to 4.5) have been changed to introduce the new quarterly series. The new quarterly series has a more conceptually correct basis than the previous annual rate, and has provided the opportunity to produce more frequent and timely measures of change in underemployment, and in turn the labour force underutilisation rate. Data on persons not in the labour force, which was previously included in Table 4.5, can now be found in Table 4.6.


IMPROVED FAMILY ESTIMATES FROM THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY

On 16 October 2008, ABS will publish improved estimates of families from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the period August 2004 to August 2008, and will publish monthly family estimates thereafter. While estimates of the labour force characteristics of families have been produced from the LFS since 1979, the survey was not specifically designed to produce high quality family estimates. The improved estimates make better use of the data available from the survey, and implement an improved weighting methodology. Together these changes will deliver improved family estimates which are more in line with estimated resident population (ERP) and other ABS collections. The datacubes containing the improved family estimates are to be released in Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001) on 16 October 2008. Details of the improved method have been published in an information paper Improvements to Family Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (cat. no. 6224.0.55.002) on 17 September.

For further information, please contact Carmel O'Regan on 02 6252 6127 or email carmel.oregan@abs.gov.au.


CHANGE TO LFS REFERENCE WEEK

Labour Force Survey information is obtained by specially trained interviewers, using face to face and telephone interview collection methods, from the occupants of selected dwellings. Most information obtained in the LFS relates to the week before the interview, known as the reference week.

The ABS has recently decided to change the start of LFS interviewing from a Monday to a Sunday, in order to increase the likelihood of making contact with households, thereby increasing efficiency. From September 2008, LFS interviewing will begin on the Sunday between the 5th and the 11th of each month, instead of the Monday between the 6th and the 12th.

With the change to the start date of LFS interviewing, the ABS will also change the reference week. Currently, the reference week is the Monday-Sunday before the interview. From September 2008, the reference week will be the Sunday-Saturday before the interview, that is, the reference week will be one day earlier than the current reference week.

ABS has determined that the statistical impact of this change is likely to be very small. There will be no impact on LFS release dates.


RESULTS OF THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY BASED ON THE REDUCED SAMPLE SIZE

One of the consequences of the ABS budget situation in 2008-09 has been a reduction in the sample size of the Labour Force Survey from July 2008. Results from the Labour Force Survey for July 2008 are based on the reduced sample. For further information about the sample reduction, see the April 2008 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).


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Recent and upcoming statistical releases

Release date/title of publication
Reference period
Catalogue number

September 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)October 2008
1350.0
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
(a)2006 (Revision 1.0)
1292.0
Improvements to Family Estimates from the Labour Force Survey
(a)2008
6224.0.55.002
Industrial Disputes, Australia
June 2008
6321.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
August 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
August 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
August 2008
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
August 2008
6291.0.55.003
Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators
(a)2008
1383.0.55.001
Selected Characteristics of Australian Business
2006-07
8167.0
October 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)November 2008
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)October 2008
6105.0
Counts of Australian Business Operators
2006-2007
8175.0
Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia
April to July 2007
6361.0
Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia - Confidentialised Unit Record File
April to July 2007
6361.0.55.001
Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia - Confidentialised Unit Record File, User Guide
April to July 2007
6361.0.55.002
Labour Force, Australia
September 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
September 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
September 2008
6291.0.55.001
Labour Mobility, Australia
February 2008
6209.0
November 2008
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)December 2008
1350.0
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
August 2008
6302.0
Education and Work, Australia
May 2008
6227.0
Labour Force, Australia
October 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
October 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
October 2008
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Australia: Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File
February 2008
6202.0.30.004
Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Australia: Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File
February 2008
6202.0.30.006
Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Australia: Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files, Technical Manual
February 2008
6202.0.30.005
Labour Price Index, Australia
September 2008
6345.0
December 2008
Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits
Jun 2003 to Jun 2008
8165.0
Industrial Disputes, Australia
September 2008
6321.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
November 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
November 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
November 2008
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
November 2008
6291.0.55.003
January 2009
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)January 2009
1350.0
Australian Economic Indicators
(a)February 2009
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
(a)January 2009
6105.0
Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia
2007-08
6248.0.55.002
Job Search Experience, Australia
July 2008
6222.0
Labour Force, Australia
December 2008
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
December 2008
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
December 2008
6291.0.55.001
Microdata: Multi-Purpose Household Survey, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2007-08
2007-08
4100.0.55.001
Multi-Purpose Household Survey, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual
2007-08
4100.0

(a) Refers to the issue of the publication, not the reference period.



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