6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/07/2018
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JUNE KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
UPDATE ON MONTHLY UNDEREMPLOYMENT ESTIMATES
As previously advised, the ABS intends to release monthly trend and seasonally adjusted underemployment and underutilisation measures in the September issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) on 18 October 2018. Further information on the new monthly series, including changes that will be made to the suite of time series spreadsheets, will be included ahead of the release of the new series.
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.
Estimates of changes shown on the front cover and used in the commentary have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movement obtained from the rounded estimates. The graphs on the front cover also depict unrounded 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.
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