6291.0.55.001 - Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Apr 2007 (Revised Methodology)  
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As part of this release, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has introduced an improved method of estimation for the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The new method, known as composite estimation, is more efficient than the current estimation method. That is, the composite estimator achieves a given level of standard error at lower cost than the current estimator.

This new estimation method has been introduced with the release of May 2007 labour force statistics in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). The ABS has also released Labour Force Australia, Spreadsheets (cat. no. 6202.0.55.001) with estimates back to April 2001 revised based on the new estimation method. Also as part of this release, to harmonise our labour force statistics, the ABS has re-released Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001), with data up to April 2007, and Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) with data up to February 2007. The estimates back to April 2001 in these products have been revised based on the new estimation method. These products will then be released again on 14 June 2007 with May 2007 data.

Further information about the change in estimation method for LFS and any likely impacts, is provided in Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Statistics (cat. no. 6292.0) which was released on 21 May 2007.

The following datacubes were previously released under Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001). These datacubes are now released under Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003).

e01_may01 - Persons employed part-time by sex, whether preferred to work more hours, state, age, hours worked
e02_may01 - Employed persons by job tenure, sex, state, hours worked
e03_aug94 - Employed persons by sex, industry, capital city-balance of state, hours worked, August 1994 onwards
e04 - Employed persons by sex, status in employment, actual hours worked
e05_aug94 - Employed persons by sex, industry, age, status in employment, August 1994 onwards
e06_aug94 - Employed persons by sex, industry, state, status in employment, August 1994 onwards
e07_aug96 - Employed persons by sex, occupation, age, status in employment, August 1996 onwards
e08_aug96 - Employed persons by sex, occupation, state, status in employment, August 1996 onwards
e09_aug96 - Employed persons by sex, industry, occupation, state, August 1996 onwards
e10_may01 - Employed persons by usual hours worked, sex, industry, capital city-balance of state
e11_may01 - Employed persons by hours worked in main job, sex, industry, capital city-balance of state
e12_aug94 - Employed persons by industry, state, sex, age
e13_aug96 - Employed persons by occupation, state, sex, age
rq1_nov97 - Employed persons by sex, dissemination region, industry, November 1997 onwards
rq2_nov97 - Employed persons by sex, dissemination region, occupation, November 1997 onwards
uq1_may01 - Unemployed persons by sex, state, reason for unemployment, May 2001 onwards
uq2_may01 - Unemployed persons by sex, state, industry, May 2001 onwards
uq3_may01 - Unemployed persons by sex, state, occupation, May 2001 onwards