6102.0.55.001 - Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Feb 2018  
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A LEED enables simultaneous analysis of met supply and demand in the Australian labour market.

A LEED can provide supplementary labour statistics and facilitate labour market research. A LEED can help us study micro-labour markets; examine how specific events (such as a natural disaster) impact employees and employers; and understand structural changes in the labour market.

A LEED associates information about a person with information about their employing business. This is done by establishing the existence of a job. An employed person can have one or more jobs, and a job can be created by the personal enterprise of the individual (e.g. an owner manager).


Time periods

2011-12 to 2015-16

Data sources

Personal income tax data and Business Longitudinal Analytical Data Environment (BLADE) tax and Business Register data.

Improvements from prototype LEED

  1. Refined integration methodology
  2. Greater scope
  3. Better data accessibility

  1. Summary publication, Jobs in Australia (cat. no. 6160.0)
  2. Table builder product
  3. Labour Account inputs
Figure 1: Overview of the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset
Figure 1: Overview of the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset

What’s in the 2018 LEED?

Cross-sectional information relating to employees and owner managers of unincorporated enterprises:
  • employment income
  • residency status
  • region of residence (at SA4, SA3, and SA2 levels)
  • age
  • sex
  • detailed occupation
  • other sources of income

Information relating to employing businesses (and unincorporated businesses with no employees that can be associated with an owner manager):
  • business demographics including detailed industry, and
  • financial information.

Data quality and confidentiality requirements mean that not all cross-classifications will be supported, please discuss your needs with us and we can help you find the best solution.

Jobs in Australia (cat. no. 6160.0) provides aggregate LEED data for five cross-sections:
  • 2011-12 financial year (update)
  • 2012-13 financial year (new)
  • 2013-14 financial year (new)
  • 2014-15 financial year (new)
  • 2015-16 financial year (new)

For more information on the development of the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED) or to provide feedback on this series please email: labour.statistics@abs.gov.au