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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jan 2011  
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About the ABS labour statistics program

Labour Market National Statistics Centre

The Labour Market National Statistics Centre is responsible for:

  • promoting the effective use of labour market statistics;
  • influencing the development of national and international frameworks, and assisting with their implementation; and
  • improving the relevance and reliability of labour market statistics produced by the ABS.

Labour Market Dynamics Team

The Labour Market Dynamics team specialises in statistics that inform on transitions within the labour market, particularly into and out of employment. The team has a focus on understanding the nature of these transitions and the people who are affected by them. If you have any questions relating to transitions, unemployment and underemployment, underutilisation, job search experience and job vacancies, retirement, labour force participation or persons not in the labour force, please contact Joanne Baker (team leader) on (02) 6252 7206 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au> .

Wages and Workplace Relations Team

The Wages and Workplace Relations team specialises in statistics relating to the nature of employment, such as wages and conditions of employment, employment arrangements, working time arrangements, leave entitlements, and workplace relations (bargaining, trade union membership). If you have any questions in regards to earnings measures and sources (including gender wage issues), independent contracting and other forms of employment, casual employment or methods of setting pay, please contact Alexa Olczyk (team leader) on (02) 6252 7206 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

Labour Employer Surveys Business Statistics Centre

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 Antoinette Beckwith (Director) on (08) 9360 5187 or email <antoinette.beckwith@abs.gov.au>.

Labour Force and Supplementary Surveys Household Survey Centre

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 (LFSS) 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 LFSS and MPHS collect information on a range of labour topics including forms of employment, job search experience, labour mobility, locations of work, working time arrangements, persons not in the labour force, retirement, and work-related injuries. For more information about these surveys, please call (02) 6252 6525 or email <labourforce@abs.gov.au>.

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