6224.0.00.001 - Microdata: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, Australia, 2009, 2014 and 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Quality declaration - summary

Institutional environment

For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.


This TableBuilder release presents information about the labour force status and other characteristics of families. The information is based on data collected in the national monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).


The Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families is based on data collected from the Labour Force Survey held in June each year.


The microdata released through TableBuilder generally contains finer levels of detail than what is otherwise published. For information on the level of detail provided, please refer to the data item list in the Downloads tab.

Steps to confidentialise the data are taken in such a way as to maximise the usefulness of the content while maintaining the confidentiality of respondents. As a result, it may not be possible to exactly reconcile all the statistics produced from TableBuilder with other published statistics. Further information about the steps taken to confidentialise the microdata is available through the Confidentiality Page of the TableBuilder User Guide (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005)


The ABS seeks to maximise consistency and comparability over time by minimising changes to its products. However, sound practice requires ongoing development and maintenance to maintain the integrity of the data.

Caution should be exercised when comparing the estimates from TableBuilder, which uses perturbed data, with the data provided in Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001) which uses unperturbed data.


Detailed information on the terminology, classifications and other technical aspects associated with the TableBuilder release of Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families can be found in the relevant pages included with this release.

The Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families release (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001) contains a summary of findings to aid interpretation of the results. Explanatory notes, a technical note, a glossary are also included to further aid in the interpretation. Details of the methodology and concepts used are also provided in a separate Information Paper: Improvements to Family Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 6224.0.55.002).
Data access

For more detailed information on the products and services available for this survey refer to the Introduction page.

Microdata products are available to approved users. See How to apply for microdata to register.

A full list of available microdata can be viewed via the List of Future Releases and Available Microdata.

Any questions regarding access to microdata can be forwarded to microdata.access@abs.gov.au or phone (02) 6252 7714.

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.