|Concepts, Sources and Methods|
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001) describes the concepts and definitions underpinning Australian labour statistics, the data sources and the methods used in the collection and compilation of these statistics. For further information on hours worked see
Chapter 4. Employment Measures and Classification .
Understanding Labour Force is published each month in Labour Force, Australia (6202.0) and concisely explains some of the key measures and concepts from the Labour force Survey.
Data item guides
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide, Dec 2009 (cat. no. 6103.0) is a reference guide for users of Labour Force Survey data standard products.
Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2009 (cat. no. 6290.0.55.001) provides details on the aggregate monthly hours estimates released from the Labour Force Survey.
Information Paper: Measures of Labour Underutilisation, 2001 (cat. no. 6296.0) provides details of ABS measures of labour underutilisation and proposes four indicators of labour underutilisation.
Information Paper: Outcomes of the Labour Household Surveys Content Review, 2012 (cat. no. 6107.0) presents the outcomes of the Labour Household Survey Content Review. It outlines the intended changes to the Labour Force Survey and the labour supplementary surveys resulting from the review, as well as a timeframe for their implementation.
Information Paper: Questionnaires Used in the Labour Force Survey, 2004 (cat. no. 6232.0) provides details of the latest Labour Force Survey questionnaire.
Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design, Nov 2007 (cat. no. 6269.0) provides information on changes to the sample used for the Labour Force Survey. Outlines the current sample design used in the survey and changes made to the design over the history of the survey.
Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Statistics, 2007 (cat. no. 6292.0) provides users of LFS data with information about changes being made to the estimates, and the impact the changes may have on previously published labour force estimates.
Labour Force Survey Standard Errors, 2005 (cat. no. 6298.0) provides a comprehensive discussion of the reliability of estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). It includes an explanation of how to calculate standard errors for LFS estimates using the associated data cube.
This page first published 11 December 2012, last updated 27 June 2013