Data from the monthly Labour Force Survey are released in two stages. The Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) and Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) are part of the second release, and include detailed data not contained in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) product set, which is released one week earlier.
The Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) is released monthly. Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) includes data only collected in February, May, August and November (including industry and occupation).
Since these products are based on the same data as the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) publication, the 6202.0 Labour Force, Australia Explanatory Notes are relevant to both releases.
ADOPTION OF AN ADDRESS REGISTER
Under the previous Labour Force Survey's (LFS) data collection approach field officers first visited selected areas to compile a list of addresses. This list was then used to source addresses for participation in the survey.
From July 2018, the ABS will introduce gradually an address register for the LFS. Established in 2015 as a comprehensive list of all physical addresses in Australia, an address register removes the need for field officers to visit selected areas to compile lists of addresses. This will increase the efficiency of data collection and the effectiveness of sample selected for the LFS.
NEW LABOUR FORCE SURVEY SAMPLE COMMENCES IN JULY
Since May 2013, the Labour Force Survey sample has been selected using information collected in the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. The effectiveness of the Labour Force sample is maintained by updating it with information from the most recent Census. Commencing with July 2018, the ABS will utilise information from the 2016 Census for sample selection with the new sample phased in over eight months from July 2018. An information paper titled Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design, Jul 2018 (cat. no. 6269.0) will be released on 30 July 2018 with detailed information on the new sample.