In response to the demand for a state and territory dimension to the Australian Labour Account, this article presents indicative state and territory level industry estimates for the Labour Account jobs and hours worked series. This is an update to the Modelling indicative state level industry jobs estimates from the Labour Account article published alongside the June quarter 2022 release, with state and territory hours worked estimates included for the first time.
The estimates produced have been modelled by applying proportional factors to existing balanced national-level Labour Accounts data. This is similar to the approach taken to produce indicative Labour Account status in employment estimates, which were published with the June quarter 2021 Labour Account release.
Building a state and territory dimension directly into the compilation processes of the Labour Account is not yet feasible, given the limitations of existing data sources.
In the meantime, this proportionally allocated state-based Labour Account data provides useful insights into industries at the state and territory level, as it is based on the national level Labour Account industry information. The Labour Account provides the best ABS industry estimates of employment, jobs and hours worked at the national level.