Australian Bureau of Statistics
6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia, 2008-10 Quality Declaration
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This data item indicates the age of the person and is output in age groups.
These are single year categories between 15 and 24 years inclusive, followed by 5 year groups between 25 and 69 years and a category for 70 years and over.
Age is consistent across the longitudinal records. People who have a birthday during their 8 months in the labour force survey have had their age recorded as the most reported age. If a person has a birthday early during the 8 month period, their oldest age is recorded, and if a person has a birthday late, their youngest age is recorded.
For more detailed age data, refer to Age [AGECE]
This age breakdown relates to the age groups of the population benchmarks, which are used to calculate the weights for each person (see Weighting and Benchmarks).
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: Age (cat. no. 6103.0)
Demographic Variables, 1999: Age (cat. no. 1285.0)
Census Dictionary, 2011: Age [AGEP] (cat. no. 2901.0)
This page last updated 7 December 2012
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