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6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jan 2011  
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Review of the Labour Household Survey Program

It has been many years since a holistic review of the ABS labour household survey program was undertaken. Over recent years there have been many changes to the structure of the labour market and the nature of work. Many of the labour surveys have origins in the late 1970s and 1980s, and as a result they may, to some extent, reflect an outdated view of work and the labour market, and the interest therein. Adhoc and survey-specific reviews have been conducted from time to time to maintain the relevance of the program, but it is timely for a holistic review to be undertaken to ensure ABS labour statistics continue to deliver high quality, coherent, conceptually robust and relevant statistics into the future.

This review has recently commenced and is considering a range of issues around relevance, coherence and relative priority of topics and data items. An important element of the review will be seeking feedback from a range of users. This is planned to occur in February and March 2011.

Once the review is complete, information will be provided to users about any changes to the labour household survey program and timing for implementation of these changes.

For more information please contact Michael Gerrity on (02) 6252 5514 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

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