6226.0.00.001 - Microdata: Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
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  • Quality Declaration

QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY

INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.

RELEVANCE

The Participation, Job Search and Mobility (PJSM) survey presents information about participation, underemployment, marginal attachment, job mobility and job search. The collection of a range of socio-demographic and labour force characteristics makes the datasets produced from the survey extremely valuable for comparing and analysing a person's experience relating to job search, job change and increasing participation, all of which can be cross classified by other employment characteristics such as hours worked, industry, occupation and sector of job as well as personal characteristics.

TIMELINESS

The Participation, Job Search and Mobility survey is conducted annually in February as a supplement to the ABS monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). Results from this survey are released in the publication Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia (cat. no. 6226.0).

ACCURACY

The microdata generally contains finer levels of detail for data items than what is otherwise published in other formats, for example, in Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia (cat. no. 6226.0). For information on the level of detail provided, please refer to the data item list in the Downloads tab.

Steps to confidentialise the data made available in TableBuilder are taken in such a way as to maximise the usefulness of the content while maintaining the confidentiality of respondents selected in the survey. As a result, it may not be possible to exactly reconcile all the statistics produced from TableBuilder with other published statistics. Further information about the steps taken to confidentialise the microdata is available through the Survey Confidentiality Page.

COHERENCE

The ABS seeks to maximise consistency and comparability over time by minimising changes to its surveys. However, sound survey practice requires ongoing development and maintenance to maintain the integrity of the data and the efficiency of collection. For changes between iterations of the survey, please refer to the Comparability of Time Series section in the Explanatory Notes of Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia (cat. no. 6226.0)

Caution should be exercised when comparing the estimates from this TableBuilder, with previous surveys as some data items have changed and populations may be conceptually different.

For more information on the history of changes to Persons Not In the Labour Force, see the Explanatory Notes (cat. no. 6220.0).

For more information on the history of changes to Underemployed Workers, see the Explanatory Notes (cat. no. 6265.0).

For more information on the history of changes to Job Search Experience, see the Explanatory Notes (cat. no. 6222.0).

For more information on the history of changes to Labour Mobility, see the Explanatory Notes (cat. no. 6209.0).

INTERPRETABILITY

Detailed information on the terminology, classifications and other technical aspects associated with the Participation, Job Search and Mobility survey can be found in the relevant web pages included with this release.

DATA ACCESS

For more detailed information on the products and services available for this survey refer to the Introduction page.

Microdata products are available to approved users. See How to apply to register.

A full list of available microdata can be viewed via the List of expected and available Microdata.

Any questions regarding access to microdata can be forwarded to microdata.access@abs.gov.au or phone (02) 6252 7714.

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.