APPENDIX 1 REVISION OF 2010 AND 2012 LABOUR MOBILITY DATA
REVISION OF 2010 AND 2012 LABOUR MOBILITY DATA
During processing of 2013 data, it was found that a different weighting process had been applied in 2010 and 2012, and as a result the data for 2010 and 2012 has been revised to allow comparison over time. The revision reduced the estimates of level but had little impact on the proportions. The difference in weighting process related to the treatment of records for visitors to private dwellings, and those who, at the time of interview, had last worked more than a year ago. Revised time series data is presented in Table 1, and revised estimates for all populations by sex and state or territory of usual residence are presented in Tables 13 and 14 in the Downloads tab.
The revision primarily impacted on those populations containing unemployed people (Populations 1, 4 and 6). The key estimate of those working at some time during the year ending February (Population 1) has been revised down significantly. There was only a minor impact on the other populations, and mostly within one standard error.
Tables most affected in the 2010 and 2012 publications are Tables 6 to 9 (based on Population 1) and Table 10 (based on Population 4).
The revised 2010 and 2012 data will be published as spreadsheets attached to the 2013 Labour Mobility publication on Friday 30 August 2013.
This revision effects the 2010 and 2012 CURFs - Microdata: Labour Force and Labour Mobility, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0.30.004). The only change will be to the Labour Mobility Survey weights. This revision does not effect the Labour Force Survey weights.