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Using Labour Statistics
 
 



AVAILABILITY

The ABS publishes a range of statistics relevant to the labour market which can be obtained in a number of ways. For information on how to access ABS statistics, follow the following links.

How to Access ABS Statistics

How to Access ABS Microdata

How to contact the ABS


DATA LIMITATIONS


A number of statistical sources exist to assist individuals, the community and governments understand the labour market. To make informed decisions, statistics need to be well understood. All ABS statistical publications contain a range of information that can provide users with knowledge about the origin and limitations of statistics, including statements relating to data quality. This information is included in each publication in the Explanatory Notes, Technical Notes, footnotes to data and Appendices.


DIRECTORY OF STATISTICAL SOURCES


The Directory of Statistical Sources contains information about ABS statistical collections. This information includes: purpose of collection; scope and coverage; geographic detail; and data items available.

For more details on how to access ABS data, please see How to Access ABS Statistics.


SURVEY RESPONDENT'S PAGE


The Survey Respondent's Page contains information on a range of labour related household and business surveys that the ABS conducts. The page also includes links to information for businesses which have been selected in a labour survey.


OTHER DIRECTORIES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND MANUALS


Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources & Methods

Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources & Methods, 2007 (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001) provides information on the concepts and definitions underpinning Australian labour statistics and the data sources and methods used in the collection and compilation of these statistics. It explains what the statistics measure, how the various measures relate to each other and how they are produced. It also discusses the factors affecting their accuracy and reliability.



Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables


Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables (cat. no. 1200.0) contains statistical standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables developed by the ABS to provide a means of standardising the way the ABS and other agencies collect and disseminate information relating to social and labour issues in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)


The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) provides a classification structure and definitions to aid in the interpretation of occupation statistics in Australia and New Zealand.


Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)

The 2006 Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0) has been developed for use in the compilation and analysis of industry statistics in Australia and New Zealand.

Information Paper: ANZSIC 2006 Development

The Information Paper: ANZSIC 2006 Development (cat. no. 1294.0) presents information on the revised ANZSIC 2006 development. This is a useful reference for users, as it provides an overview on the history of the ANZSIC, rationale for the review, conceptual basis of the new classification, the new division structure and the impact of the changes on ABS data.




GLOSSARY


The following glossary lists terms used throughout the ABS Labour statistics web pages. Other terms relating to labour statistics and statistical collections generally are also included.

A - H

I - Z



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