6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2019 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/01/2020
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES
DECEMBER KEY POINTS
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
BUSHFIRES IN DECEMBER
Bushfires resulted in disruption to data collection activities during December 2019 in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. In most cases data for December could still be collected during the latter stages of the enumeration period, which was completed before the Christmas period. Quality assurance undertaken by the ABS confirmed that these disruptions did not result in any impacts to Labour Force statistics. Other bushfires around the country had no impact on enumeration activities this month.
Looking ahead to January, the disruption to enumeration activities has increased with the increasing severity of bushfires and their major impact on the affected communities, particularly in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. The ABS anticipates some localised impacts to the sample in particular regional areas and will undertake additional quality assurance to ensure that any impact on state and national estimates is minimised. For a recent example of where the ABS has undertaken quality assurance around a major disaster, please refer to ‘Impact of Townsville Floods in February 2019’.
LABOUR MARKET INDICATORS NOTE
As part of the move to a new website, the ABS has been exploring new ways to deliver labour statistics. The ABS has developed a prototype ‘Key labour market indicators’ page, which aims to draw together data from the range of ABS labour market data sources to provide an overall picture of the labour market.
This indicator page can be found on the ABS Beta website, at https://concepts.abs.gov.au/Key-labour-market-indicators.html. The ABS Beta website is also accessible via the ABS website home page.
We would like to invite feedback on this page, including the usability and usefulness of the page, the indicators included (or not included), and whether there is any other contextual information that would be useful to accompany the indicators. Feedback can be provided via the feedback button at the end of the page, or by emailing us directly at email@example.com.
Estimates of changes in the commentary have been calculated using un-rounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movement obtained from the rounded estimates. Graphs also depict un-rounded estimates.
The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and movements are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability. The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.
MOVEMENTS IN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SERIES BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2019 AND DECEMBER 2019
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