6291.0.55.003 - Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Nov 2017 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2017   
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Data from the monthly Labour Force Survey are released in two stages. The Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) and Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) are part of the second release, and include detailed data not contained in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) product set, which is released one week earlier.

The Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) is released monthly. Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) includes data only collected in February, May, August and November (including industry and occupation).

Since these products are based on the same data as the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) publication, the 6202.0 Labour Force, Australia Explanatory Notes are relevant to both releases.

As previously advised, after 12 months of publishing data cubes in both Summary Record Database (SRD) (SuperTABLE) format, as well as Excel pivot table format, the November 2017 issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) marks the first where data cubes are only published in Excel pivot table format. Pivot tables increase the accessibility of Labour Force data, as well as provide a long term replacement for the unsupported SuperTable data cube format. The pivot table products reflect the design and utility of the previous SuperTable data cubes as closely as possible. In addition, the inclusion of a comma separated values (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.


UPDATE ON MAJOR REBENCHMARKING

The ABS has rebenchmarked Labour Force estimates to 2016-based population benchmarks. For more information, please refer to "What's new in the Labour Force".