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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jul 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2007   
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A Data Cube containing Employment type can be found in this July 2007 issue from the Details tab and under Past & Future Releases tab above.

A Data Cube containing Measures of labour underutilisation can be found in the April 2007 issue from the Details tab.

LABOUR STATISTICS NEWS

LABOUR THEME PAGE

The ABS Labour Theme Page, available on the ABS web site, 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].

CHANGES TO THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY

In June 2007, the ABS introduced an improved method of estimation for the LFS. The new method, known as composite estimation, is more efficient than the previous estimation method. That is, the composite estimator achieves a given level of standard error at lower cost and respondent load than the previous estimator.

The new estimation method was introduced with the release of May 2007 labour force statistics on 7 June 2007 in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). At the same time, the ABS released revised historical LFS statistics based on the new estimation method back to April 2001. The resulting discontinuity in labour force series at April 2001 is not statistically significant.

LFS data presented in this publication from April 2001 have been produced by composite estimation.

For more information on the new method of composite estimation, see Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Survey Products, 2007 (cat. no. 6292.0).


REVIEW OF AUSTRALIAN LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS PUBLICATION

The quarterly publication Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) was first released in April 2003. Since then, the environment in which Australian Labour Market Statistics was designed has changed. With the introduction of free publications and data products via the ABS web site, and more than four years on from its initial publication, it is timely to review the content and future direction of Australian Labour Market Statistics. All users of ABS labour statistics are invited to provide comments on various aspects of the publication through a consultation package accessible from the ABS web site via The Labour Theme Page and Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) July 2007, under the Summary tab'. Feedback provided by users will assist in determining the future content and direction of Australian Labour Market Statistics. For further information on the review of 6105.0, please contact Catherine Toet on Canberra (02) 6252 7636 or email <c.toet@abs.gov.au>.


SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEYS ON LABOUR TOPICS

The Monthly Population Survey comprises the Labour Force Survey and a range of supplementary surveys, which provide detailed information on a range of topics. Results from surveys on labour-related topics recently released include Forms of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6359.0) and Working Time Arrangements, Australia (cat. no. 6342.0). See the Recent Releases in this issue for more details.


EMPLOYMENT TYPE

An updated spreadsheet containing the annual time series on employment type, from 1992 to 2006, is now available from the ABS web site. To find the spreadsheet go to <http://www.abs.gov.au> [Statistics - By Catalogue Number - 6. Labour Statistics and Prices - 61. Labour statistics - general]. The spreadsheet is listed under the 'Details tab' in this July 2007 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0). The spreadsheet includes estimates of employment type by sex and full-time/part-time status for each of the following variables: age (five year age groups), state of usual residence, industry and occupation. For more information see the Spotlight section of this publication.


RELEASE OF ANZSCO AND ANZSIC06 DATA

In 2006 the ABS released the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (cat. no. 1220.0) and Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification, 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0). These products replaced the previous occupation and industry classifications. The ABS has been coding industry and occupation data from the Labour Force Survey to both the old and new classifications since August 2006, and will continue doing so until 2009. The ABS released six data cubes containing data based on the new classifications in March 2007. The data cubes currently contain data for August 2006, November 2006 and February 2007 and will be updated each quarter as additional data become available. To find the data cubes go to the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>, click on 'Access to all ABS products and statistics' and search by catalogue number. The spreadsheets can be found under the 'Details' tab for catalogue number 6291.0.55.003, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly.


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Recent and upcoming statistical releases

Release date/title of publication
Reference period
Catalogue number

June 2007
Australian Economic Indicators
July 2007
1350.0
Forms of Employment, Australia (Reissue)
November 2006
6359.0
Industrial Disputes, Australia
March quarter 2007
6321.0.55.001
Job Vacancies, Australia
May 2007
6354.0
Labour Force, Australia
May 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
May 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
May 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
May 2007
6291.0.55.003
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly (Revised Methodology)
May 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly (Revised Methodology)
February 2007
6291.0.55.003
Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Experimental Estimates from the Labour Force Survey
2006
6287.0
Labour Force Survey and Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia - Basic Confidentialised Unit Record File
August 2006
6202.0.30.001
Labour Force Survey and Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia - Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual
August 2006
6202.0.30.002
Labour Force Survey Standard Errors, Data Cube
2007
6298.0.55.001
Voluntary Work, Australia
2006
4441.0
Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia
March quarter 2007
6248.0.55.001
July 2007
Australian Economic Indicators
August 2007
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
July 2007
6105.0
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia
2005-06
6523.0
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia - Detailed Tables
2005-06
6523.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia
June 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
June 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
June 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families - Electronic Delivery
June 2007
6224.0.55.001
Labour Force Experience, Australia
February 2007
6206.0
Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record Files
2005-06
6541.0.30.001
Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual
2005-06
6541.0
August 2007
Australian Economic Indicators
September 2007
1350.0
Australian Social Trends
2007
4102.0
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
May 2007
6302.0
Census of Population & Housing: Working Population Profile
2006
2006.0
Characteristics of Small Business, Australia
2005
8127.0
Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Confidentialised Unit Record File
1998-99
6544.0.30.001
Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual
1998-99
6544.0
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record Files (Second edition)
2003-04
6540.0
Household Expenditure Survey and Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record Files, Technical Paper (Second edition)
2003-04
6540.0.00.001
Information Paper: Measuring Voluntary & Unpaid Work in ABS Household Collections
2007
1200.0.55.003
Information Paper: Persons in Their Own Business, Experimental Estimates for Small Areas
1996-97 to 2003-04
6225.0
Labour Force, Australia
July 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
July 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
July 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Price Index, Australia
June 2007
6345.0
Survey of Income and Housing, Australia: User Guide
2005-06
6503.0
September 2007
Australian Economic Indicators
October 2007
1350.0
Industrial Disputes, Australia
June quarter 2007
6321.0.55.001
Job Vacancies, Australia
August 2007
6354.0
Labour Force, Australia
August 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
August 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
August 2007
6291.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Quarterly
August 2007
6291.0.55.003
Wage and Salary Earners, Public Sector, Australia
June quarter 2007
6248.0.55.001
October 2007
Australian Economic Indicators
November 2007
1350.0
Australian Labour Market Statistics
October 2007
6105.0
Labour Force, Australia
September 2007
6202.0
Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets
September 2007
6202.0.55.001
Labour Force, Australia - Detailed Delivery, Monthly
September 2007
6291.0.55.001


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