6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia, 2008-10 Quality Declaration
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This identifier is an unique ID for each household/dwelling in the CURF.
A household in a private dwelling can have up to 8 records in the CURF, since private dwellings are selected in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for 8 consecutive months (see Number of months captured in survey [ABSNMTH]). Every person in that household has the same Household ID.
Special dwellings (prisons, hotels, boarding schools, Indigenous communities etc. see Residence Status [URSTATC]) are also assigned household identifiers, except each person in a special dwelling is assigned their own unique Household ID. The ID is assigned to the person rather than the dwelling. This is because;
Labour Force, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 3. Labour Force Survey (cat. no. 6202.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 20. Labour Force Survey - 20.8 to 20.18 (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: Core variables describing family structure (cat. no. 1286.0)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: Definitions of common concepts - Household (cat. no. 1286.0)
Census Dictionary, 2011: Household (cat. no. 2901.0)