LABOUR FORCE PIVOT TABLES
The July issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) marks 12 months since the introduction of the pivot table data products to provide a long term replacement for the unsupported Summary Record Database (SRD) format.
As advertised over the previous year, the ABS will discontinue the release of the SRD datacube products for the Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) from the July 2017 publication. Similarly, the ABS intends to discontinue the release of SRD products in the Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) publication after the August 2017 release.
A similar transition of dual SRD and pivot table releases over 12 months will commence in late 2017 for the GM1 data cube in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).
In March 2017, the ABS issued a new detailed pivot table LM9 - Labour Force Status by Age (detailed), Greater Capital City and Rest of State (ASGS) and Sex, January 1991 onwards. In the August 2017 release, the ABS plans to release a new detailed pivot table EM6a - Employed persons by Hours actually worked in all jobs, Sex, Status in employment of main job, and State, January 1991 onwards.
Pivot tables increase the accessibility of Labour Force data, as well as provide a long term replacement for the unsupported Summary Record Database (SRD) format. The pivot table products reflect the design and utility of the existing Summary Record Database (SRD) data cubes as closely as possible. In addition, the inclusion of a comma separated variable (CSV) source worksheet in each pivot table is expected to be of particular interest to people who undertake statistical analysis using a range of software. The median data that were previously released in SuperTable data cubes have been converted to timeseries spreadsheets 14c, 14d, 14e and 16c, to reduce the complexity of pivot table products.