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6238.0 - Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia, Jul 2006 to Jun 2007 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/01/2008   
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26/02/2008 Note: Appendix–RRI/BI 2006–07 Populations and Data Items List datacube was replaced on 26/2/08 to update the copyright date.

22/02/2008 Note: Appendix–RRI/BI 2006–07 Populations and Data Items List datacube containing the Populations and Data Items List for the Retirement and Retirement Intentions topic.



This publication presents information about the retirement status and retirement intentions of people aged 45 years and over who have, at some time, worked for two weeks or more. The data collected in the Retirement and Retirement Intentions topic provide information on retirement trends, the factors which influence decisions to retire, and the income arrangements that retirees and potential retirees have made to provide for their retirement. The data are cross-classified by a range of demographic characteristics such as age, sex, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics.

The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS), conducted throughout Australia during the 2006-07 financial year (excluding the months of August and September 2006), as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Information on the other topics collected in the 2006-07 MPHS can be found in paragraph 1 of the Explanatory Notes.


The MPHS was designed primarily to provide estimates at the Australia level. Broad estimates are also available for states and territories, although users should exercise caution when using estimates at this level, because of the presence of high sampling errors. For further information about the reliability of the estimates see paragraph 14 of the Explanatory Notes.

From 2006, occupation data are classified according to ANZSCO-Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006 ( The new classification replaces ASCO-Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, 1997 ( Data classified according to ASCO can be obtained on request.

Also from 2006, industry data are classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 ( This new classification replaces the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 1993 ( Data classified according to ANZSIC 1993 can be obtained on request.

For changes made in this issue, see paragraph 21 of the Explanatory Notes.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Labour Market Section on Canberra (02) 6252 7206.

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