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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/04/2001   
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Contents

Labour force
Labour Force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP)
Land Information Centre Bathurst (LIC)
Landlord Type (LLDD)
Language Spoken at Home (LANP)
Legal marital status
LGA
LIC
Local Government Area (LGA)
Locality
Location of dwelling
Location of Spouse (SPLF)
Lodger
Lone parent
Lone person household
Lord Howe Island

Labour force

For Census purposes, the labour force includes people aged 15 years and over who:

  • work for payment or profit, or as an unpaid helper in a family business, during the week prior to Census Night;
  • have a job from which they are on leave or otherwise temporarily absent;
  • are on strike or stood down temporarily; or
  • do not have a job but are actively looking for work and available to start work.

    The following people are classified as being in the labour force:

  • employed people (i.e. the first three groups above); and
  • unemployed (i.e. the last group above).

People aged 15 years and over who are neither employed nor unemployed are classified as not in the labour force. This includes people who are retired, pensioners and people engaged solely in home duties. See also Community Development Employment Program (CDEP), Labour Force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP).

Labour Force Status/Status in Employment (LFSP)

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:

  • full/part-time job (Question 32)
  • job last week (Question 33)
  • hours worked (Question 40)
  • transport to work (Question 41)
  • looking for work (Question 42)
  • availability to start work (Question 43)

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.

Land Information Centre, Bathurst (LIC)

Lead agency of the Public Sector Mapping Agencies (PSMA).

Landlord Type (LLDD)

This variable provides information on the type of landlord for rented dwellings. It applies to all households who are renting the dwelling (including caravans, etc. in caravan parks) in which they are enumerated on Census Night. Landlord Type allows data to be produced for studies of the socioeconomic characteristics of tenants of public authority housing. It also allows for comparisons with tenants in privately owned accommodation.

See also Dwelling, Rent (weekly) (RNTD), Tenure Type (TEND).

Language Spoken at Home (LANP)

This variable identifies the language spoken at home. The classification contains the languages and groups of languages most likely to be used in Australia.

A question on language has been included in seven censuses. The 1921 Census question sought a person's ability to read and write, and listed a choice of responses, two of which related specifically to foreign languages. The language itself was not required to be stated. In 1933 the question asked people who could not read and write in English, but were able to read and write in a foreign language, to state that language. A question on language was not included again until 1976 when people were asked for all languages spoken. In 1981 and 1986, all people were asked if they spoke a language other than English at home and, if so, how well they spoke English. In addition to this, since 1991 people have been asked to name their non-English language.

See also Proficiency in Spoken English (ENGP).

Legal marital status

See Marital status, Married registered.

LGA

See Local Government Area (LGA).

LIC

See Land Information Centre, Bathurst.

Local Government Area (LGA)

The Local Government Area (LGA) is a geographical area under the responsibility of an incorporated local government council, or an incorporated Community Government Council of sufficient size and statistical significance in the Northern Territory. The LGAs in Australia collectively cover only a part of Australia. The main areas not covered by LGAs are the extensive northern parts of South Australia, a large part of the Northern Territory, all of the Australian Capital Territory and the Other Territories.

The number of LGAs and their boundaries can change over time. Their creation and delimitation is the responsibility of the respective State/Territory Governments, and are governed by the provisions of State/Territory local government Acts. The LGAs applicable to the 2001 Census output are those which existed at 7 August, 2000. This early cut off date allows time for the Census mapping to be completed. These LGAs are represented in the 2001 Edition of the ASGC.

The types of LGAs in each State and the Northern Territory are:

  • New South Wales: Cities, and Areas;
  • Victoria: Cities, Rural Cities, Boroughs and Shires;
  • Queensland: Cities, Towns and Shires;
  • South Australia: Cities, Rural Cities, Municipalities and District Councils;
  • Western Australia: Cities, Towns and Shires;
  • Tasmania: Cities and Municipalities; and
  • Northern Territory: Cities, Towns, Shires and Community Government Councils.

For more information and a list of the Local Government Areas in each State and the Northern Territory, refer to Statistical Geography Volume 1: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2001 (Cat. no. 1216.0).

Locality

See Urban Centre/Locality.

Location of dwelling

See Dwelling, Dwelling Location (DLOD).

Location of Spouse (SPLF)

This variable is needed when using data on couples or couple families, to identify cases where the spouse is temporarily absent. When a person is temporarily absent only some of their person level characteristics are collected. These are Sex, Age, Student Status and the person's relationship to Person 1/Person 2. See also Partner, Temporarily absent.

Lodger

A lodger is a person who lives in the rented quarters of a dwelling occupied by another person or family. A lodger is considered more independent than a boarder as there is no sharing of meals with other residents of the dwelling and, therefore, the lodger forms a separate household within the dwelling. He/she is classified as a lone person in the Relationship in Household (RLHP) classification and thus forms a lone person household. See also Boarder, Lone person household.

Lone parent

A lone parent is a person who has no spouse or partner usually present in the household, but who forms a parent-child relationship with at least one child usually resident in the household. The child may be either dependent or non-dependent. See also Relationship in Household (RLHP).

Lone person household

A person who makes provision for his/her own food and other essentials in living, without combining with any other person to form part of a multi-person household is classified as a lone person household. He/she may live in a dwelling on his/her own, or share a dwelling with another individual or family.

Lord Howe Island

This island is part of the Mid-North Coast Statistical Division (SD) of New South Wales.

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