6224.0.00.001 - Microdata: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, Australia, 2009, 2014 and 2019 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/10/2019   
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This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, including details about the survey methodology and how to use the microdata product; TableBuilder, data item list and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata are also provided. TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs.

Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions.

Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families is produced from data collected in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in June each year and designed to provide statistics on broad family dynamics including the number and age of children in the household. Estimates are also available on the number of children aged 0–4 years, 5–9 years and 10–14 years in families. This information can be cross classified by characteristics of parent/s (such as age, country of birth, and employment information such as full or part-time status, hours worked and duration of job search). Data on the family such as number of employed, unemployed and not in the labour force (NILF) persons are also available.

Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page. Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the TableBuilder User Guide.


To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in Microdata Entry Page.

Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata on the ABS website.


Further information about the survey and the microdata can be found in the various pages associated with this product, including:

  • A detailed list of data items for the Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families TableBuilder, available in the Downloads tab.
  • The Quality Declaration in the Explanatory Notes tab.
  • Other related products on the Related Information tab.


For further support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.


Data collected in the survey but not included in TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.


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