LABOUR FORCE SURVEY SAMPLE SIZE REDUCTION
The sample size of the Labour Force Survey for July 2008 was reduced by 24% when compared with the June 2008 sample. The reduced sample is still representative, with selections made across all parts of Australia. However, there will be increased volatility in the estimates.
This reduction affects most tables in the chapter.
Detailed information about the sample reduction is provided in Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design, Nov 2007 (Second edition) (cat. no. 6269.0), which was released on 25 July 2008.
From February 2009, labour force estimates are based on population benchmarks derived from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Additionally, estimates for the period June 2001 to January 2009 have been revised. These changes have had minimal impact on the key aggregates. For further details, please refer to the February 2009 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).