2900.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Census and Census Data, Australia , 2016  
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Labour Force Status of Parents/Partners in Families (LFSF)

This variable indicates the labour force status of parents or partners in couple and lone parent families. This variable is applicable to all families in family households.

How this variable is created

Labour Force Status of Parents/Partners in Families is derived using data from Relationship in Household, Family Composition, Labour Force Status and Hours Worked. Images of these questions are provided below.

Variable history

This variable was first introduced in 2011. Some minor phrasing changes were made to this variable in 2016.

Non-response rate

Non-response rate only applies to data items that directly reflect responses to individual Census form questions. Labour Force Status of Parents/Partners in Families does not have a non-response rate as it is a derived value created during Census processing for applicable families. For more information, refer to Understanding Census data quality.

Further information

A definition of Labour Force Status of Parents/Partners in Families is available in the 2016 Census Dictionary.
For more information related to Labour Force Status of Parents/Partners in Families, see data quality statements for Relationship in Household, Family Composition, Labour Force Status and Hours Worked.

Household form question image

Data for this variable is derived from the following questions on the Census Household Form:

  • Question 5, which is used to relationship to 'Person 1'/'Person 2',
  • Questions 34, which are used to determine Labour Force Status, and
  • Question 44, which is used to determine Hours Worked.

Questions 5, 34 and 44 as they appear on the 2016 Census Household Paper Form:

Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 5. What is the person's relationship to Person 1/Person 2?
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 34. Last week, did the person have a job of any kind?
Image: 2016 Household Paper Form - Question 44. Last week, how many hours did the person work in all jobs?
A text only version of the online Census Household form is available from the Downloads tab.