LABOUR FORCE PIVOT TABLES
Commencing with the August 2016 issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001), the ABS is now publishing detailed Labour Force data in pivot table format, in addition to the existing suite of SuperTable data cube outputs.
Pivot tables will increase the accessibility of Labour Force data, as well as provide a long term replacement for the unsupported Summary Record Database (SRD) format. The pivot table products reflect the design and utility of the existing Summary Record Database (SRD) data cubes as closely as possible. In addition, the inclusion of a comma separated variable (CSV) source worksheet in each pivot table is expected to be of particular interest to people who undertake statistical analysis using a range of software.
The ABS will continue to release the SRD data cubes until July 2017, to allow for a transition to pivot tables, after which point the ABS intends to cease publishing Labour Force SRD data cubes.
The ABS will also follow a similar twelve month process to transition from SRD data cubes to pivot tables for the detailed quarterly data, starting with the November 2016 issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003).
A similar transition for the GM1 data cube in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) will also commence, most likely in 2017.