The following microdata products are available from the Barriers & Incentives to Labour Force Participation and Retirement & Retirement Intentions Survey:
- Survey TableBuilder
Apply online for access to these products at www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata
These products provide data on labour force characteristics, the potential labour force and the characteristics of that potential labour force. It also contains data 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. A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.
The microdata enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data. Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data and maintain confidentiality of respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.
Approved users can combine labour force characteristics with Barriers & Incentives data to obtain a better understanding of the factors that influence people to participate (more) in the labour force and the hours they work. The Retirement & Retirement Intentions data can be used to obtain a better understanding of retirement trends and issues facing older Australians.