6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2019 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2019
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES
NOVEMBER KEY POINTS
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
EARLY RELEASE OF DETAILED MONTHLY AND QUARTERLY STATISTICS
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Nov 2019 (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) and Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Nov 2019 (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) will both be released on Monday 23 December 2019, given the proximity of today's release to Christmas. The release of these data are usually a week after the release of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).
BUSHFIRES IN NOVEMBER
Bushfires resulted in minor disruption to data collection activities during November 2019 in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. In many cases data could still be collected during the latter stages of the enumeration period. Quality assurance undertaken by the ABS confirmed that these disruptions did not result in any notable impacts to Labour Force statistics. Other bushfires around the country had no impact on enumeration activities.
IMPROVEMENTS TO TRENDING METHODS
As part of the 2019 Annual Seasonal Re-analysis (ASR), the outcomes of which were published in April 2019, improvements were identified in the estimation method of its trend series from moving from direct trending to indirect trending. The ABS has completed its review and confirmed that all Labour Force trend series should be indirectly trended, rather than a mixture of indirect and direct approaches.
These changes have been implemented in Labour Force, Australia, Australia, Nov 2019 (cat. no. 6202.0). Further information on this change can be found in the article Improvement to the Trending Method for Labour Force Rates and Ratios, which was released in the October 2019 issue.
QUARTERLY POPULATION REBENCHMARKING
The ABS has revised the original Labour Force series for the previous 19 months to reflect the latest available preliminary and final estimates of Estimated Resident Population. This quarterly process ensures that the Labour Force series promptly reflects any change in population trends and minimises the size of revisions that can occur when the series are rebenchmarked following each Census of Population and Housing. It is expected that, on most occasions, the quarterly revisions will not be significant.
For further information about rebenchmarking, refer to the Rebenchmarking Labour Force Estimates article published in the February 2015 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).
IMPROVEMENTS TO HOURS WORKED BENCHMARKING
In addition to the annual hours worked benchmarking that was carried out in July 2019, further improvements were implemented in this release that have resulted in minor changes throughout the time series. These small improvements were implemented to coincide with the quarterly population rebenchmarking revisions.
Estimates of changes in the commentary have been calculated using un-rounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements 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 OCTOBER 2019 AND NOVEMBER 2019
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