6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Apr 2011 Quality Declaration 
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Labour Force Survey Output Review

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) has been conducted monthly since February 1978, when it was introduced as the official source of labour market and unemployment data. The LFS is primarily designed to provide reliable estimates of the key labour force aggregates for the whole of Australia, and secondarily, for each state and territory.

The ABS will be reviewing the purpose and relevance of the current LFS product set in the upcoming LFS output review. The LFS products being considered in this review includes:

      • Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0); publication, time series spreadsheets and data cube released monthly;
      • Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001); spreadsheets and data cubes released monthly;
      • Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003); spreadsheets and data cubes released quarterly.
      As part of the review process, the ABS will be seeking feedback from a range of users. This is planned to occur in June 2011.
      As soon as the review has been finalised, information will be provided to users about any upcoming changes to the LFS product set.
      For more information about the review please contact Catherine Thomas on (02) 6252 7879 or email <catherine.thomas@abs.gov.au>.