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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, July 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/07/2013   
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For further information or queries regarding labour related statistics, contact the Labour Market Statistics Section on (02) 6252 7206 or email <>.

Published information is available free of charge on the ABS website. Where data are not available on our website at the level of detail you require, the ABS may be able to provide you with customised data to meet your specific requirements. To discuss options and for help finding and accessing ABS products and services please contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This service can provide a wide range of data on a fee for service basis and provide you with an obligation free quote.

All key labour statistical releases and publications can be found at the Key Labour Releases section of the Labour Topics @ a Glance page.


Introduction to Labour Statistics is a one-day training course that is designed for anyone who uses or needs to understand ABS Labour Statistics. The course provides an overview of the range of concepts and issues associated with ABS labour statistics. It explores the data produced by both households and employer based collections, and highlights the range of data available.

For more details about the training course, or to register interest in attending, please refer to the ABS Training page or contact Pourus Bharucha on (02) 6252 6218 or email <>.



The Labour Market Statistics National Statistics Centre provides statistical leadership in the development, production and dissemination of labour market statistics. The area undertakes a range of activities to:

  • promote the effective use of labour statistics;
  • influence the development of national and international frameworks, and assist with their implementation; and
  • improve the relevance of labour market statistics produced by the ABS.

The Labour Market Statistics National Statistics Centre represents the interests of key users to ensure that their requirements are reflected in the program of ABS household and employer based collections. It promotes strategies for increasing the awareness of, and access to, both ABS and non-ABS data on labour market issues. The centre seeks to improve users' understanding of labour market data to encourage the effective use of this data in discussions about labour market issues, for example through presenting the Introduction to Labour Statistics course and maintaining the Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001). For more information please contact Kirsty Leslie (Director) on (02) 6252 5436 or email <>.


The Labour Employer Surveys Business Statistics Centre is based in Perth and is responsible for a suite of national surveys which provide information about the structure and performance of the Australian labour market. Data are collected and produced in relation to average weekly earnings, job vacancies, industrial disputes, and employee earnings and hours. For more information about these surveys, please contact Manpreet Singh (Director) on (08) 9360 5916 or email <>.


The Labour Force and Supplementary Surveys Household Survey Centre is responsible for the management of the Monthly Population Survey (MPS) which provides extensive information covering Australian labour supply and demand, and workplace relations. The MPS includes the Labour Force Survey, Labour Supplementary Surveys (LSS) and the Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS). The Labour Force Survey provides monthly estimates of the number of employed and unemployed people, the unemployment rate and the labour force participation rate. The LSS and MPHS collect information on a range of labour topics including forms of employment, job search experience, labour mobility, employee earnings, benefits and trade union memberships, underemployed workers, people not in the labour force, retirement, and work-related injuries. For more information about the work of this section, please contact Cassandra Gligora (Director) on (02) 6252 5255 or email <>.

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