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Workforce Participation and Barriers
Reference and Information

Concepts, Sources and Methods
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).
This manual 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 workforce participation and barriers see Chapter 7. Not in the Labour Force. Separate chapters are available for each separate survey.

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 papers
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.

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