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This is a derived variable applicable to all people aged 15 years and over. It classifies people as employed, unemployed, or not in the labour force.
In census output, Status in Employment is included as part of Labour Force Status and classifies employed people to either Employee; Employer; Own Account Worker; or Contributing Family Worker. In the outputs of some other ABS collections, Status in Employment is shown as a separate classification.
Labour Force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP) is derived using responses to questions on:
The derivation methodology takes into account answers to these questions to derive the most appropriate Labour Force Status.
See also Contributing family worker, Employee, Employer, Labour force, Own Account Worker.