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6 For more information, see the Information Paper: Improvements to Family Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 6224.0.55.002).
7 The data contained in the additional tables contains cells with estimates with an RSE of greater than 50 percent and these are considered to be unreliable for general use, combined with estimates with an RSE of between 25 percent and 50 percent should be used with caution. The data used to compile families statistics contain complex family relationships which can add to the complexity of the aggregated estimates. The data in these tables are as reported by any responsible adult aged 15 years and over who were usual residents of private dwellings and were selected in the LFS.
BENCHMARKING AND ESTIMATION
8 The LFS and Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001) estimates are calculated in such a way as to sum to the independent estimates of the civilian population aged 15 years and over (population benchmarks). These population benchmarks are updated quarterly based on Estimated Resident Population (ERP) data. Generally, revisions are made to population benchmarks for the LFS following the final rebasing of population estimates to the latest five-yearly Census of Population and Housing, or when the need arises.
9 For all years in this release, estimates have been compiled using population benchmarks based on the results of the 2011 Census. These benchmarks have been revised to include the ERP data as at May 2016. For more details on population benchmarks, see the Explanatory Notes in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0).
COMPARABILITY WITH PREVIOUS ESTIMATES
10 Care should be taken when comparing the estimates of previous years estimates with the current year as data has not be recompiled using latest population estimates.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
11 The ABS has revised Datacube 7 - Families with children or dependants by labour force status and age of mother and age of youngest child - June 2012–2016 data due to a correction in population scope. This revision has also been reissued in the 2015 publication.
12 An additional Datacube (Datacube 10 - Families without children or dependants by labour force status and age of wives/partners and age of youngest child - June 2012–2016) has been created to account for the change to Datacube 7. This additional datacube has also been included in the 2015 publication.
13 ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act, 1905.
14 ABS publications which may also be of interest include:
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