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AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)

NAME OF COLLECTION

Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families

OVERVIEW

The Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families (LFSOCF) data are collected as part of the monthly Labour Force Survey. In this dataset, family type is derived from questions which establish the relationships between members of the households selected in the survey. Relationship in household and families data are collected each month in the Labour Force Survey, however estimates of children aged 0–4 years, 5–9 years and 10–14 years in families are only available from the month of June.

Annual datacubes were first published in June 2005, with data available back to June 1994, in Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001). The datacubes present information on the labour force status of persons and the types of families to which they belonged. Information is also provided on the number and age of children in the household.

The standard products don't include data items relevant to Migrants and Ethnicity, but data items collected for the LFSOCF topic are capable of being cross classified with Data Items Relevant to Migrants and Ethnicity.

The LFS is conducted as part of the Monthly Population Survey program which collects data on particular aspects of the labour force. In most months the LFS includes a supplementary survey topic. A list of these supplementary surveys is available from Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).

DATA DETAIL

DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY

  • Country of birth of head of family/or partner (if applicable)
    Note: Country of birth is collected as a core data item in the Labour Force Survey. Although individual country of birth is collected, standard outputs for this data item are usually aggregated to one of the following formats:
    • Born in Australia
    • Born overseas
      • Born in main English-speaking countries
      • Born in other than main English-speaking countries
    • Born in Australia
    • Born overseas
      • Oceania and Antarctica
      • North-West Europe
      • Southern and Eastern Europe
      • North Africa and the Middle East
      • South-East Asia
      • North-East Asia
      • Southern and Central Asia
      • Americas
      • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Country of birth and period of arrival of head of family/or partner (if applicable)
    • Born in Australia
    • Born overseas
      • Arrived before 1971
      • Arrived 1971-1980
      • Arrived 1981-1990
      • Arrived 1991-2000
      • Arrived 2001 to survey date

OTHER DATA ITEMS COLLECTED

Further details on scope, geographic coverage, data availability and publications, methodology, classifications and concepts used in the Labour Force Survey are available in Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001) or visit the Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families entry in the Directory of Statistical Sources.

CONTACT DETAILS

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.

Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


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