6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia  
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27/08/2021 - Version 2107, Oct 1982 to July 2021

          • Addition of month Jul 2021.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for Jun 2021 to match the previous version (version 2106).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Dec 2020 to Jun 2021 to account for the additional month of data.
          • Revisions to Reason why worked less than usual hours (REASLTUH) and Reason why full-time workers worked part-time hours (REASLTFT) for the period Jul 2014 to Jun 2021 to correct the categorisation of some people who reported 'Other reasons' and were previously inadvertently grouped into the 'Began, left or lost a job' category.
          • Revisions to Year of birth (YRBIRTH) for the period Oct 1982 to Jun 2014 to improve consistency for records across time. Previously, year of birth was estimated at each point in time based on age. For the period Jul 2014 to Jul 2021, Year of birth is directly collected from respondents and may retain some inconsistency.
          • Addition of replicate weights (REPWTG01 - REPWTG30) to facilitate calculation of variance and standard errors using the Jacknife method.
23/07/2021 - Version 2106, Oct 1982 to June 2021
          • Addition of month Jun 2021.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for Oct 2019 to May 2021 to match the previous version (version 2105).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Nov 2020 to May 2021 to account for the additional month of data.
29/06/2021 - Version 2105, Oct 1982 to May 2021
          • Addition of month May 2021.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) and Population count (POPCOUNT) for the period Oct 2019 to Apr 2021 due to LFS quarterly rebenchmarking.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for Apr 2021 to match the previous version (version 2104).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Oct 2020 to Apr 2021 to account for the additional month of data.
28/05/2021 - Version 2104, Oct 1982 to April 2021
          • Addition of month Apr 2021.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for Mar 2021 to match the previous version (version 2103).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Sep 2020 to Mar 2021 to account for the additional month of data.

23/04/2021 - Version 2103, Oct 1982 to Mar 2021
          • Addition of month Mar 2021.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for Aug 2019 to Feb 2021 to match the previous version (version 2102).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Aug 2020 to Feb 2021 to account for the additional month of data.

26/03/2021 - Version 2102, Oct 1982 to Feb 2021
          • Addition of month Feb 2021.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) and Population count (POPCOUNT) for the period Jul 2019 to Jan 2021 due to LFS quarterly rebenchmarking.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for Jan 2021 to match the previous version (version 2101).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Jul 2020 to Jan 2021 to account for the additional month of data.
26/02/2021 - Version 2101, Oct 1982 to Jan 2021
          • Addition of month Jan 2021.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for Dec 2020 to match the previous version (version 2012).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Jun 2020 to Dec 2020 to account for the additional month of data.
          • Updates to Decade of arrival (DECARR), Year of arrival (YRARR), Year left school (YRSCHOOL), and Year completed highest non-school qualification (YRCOMNSQ) to include the year 2021.
          • Revisions to the Record ID (ABSRID) and Person ID (ABSPID) of one record in May 2020 due to a minor improvement in linking methods.

29/01/2021 - Version 2012, Oct 1982 to Dec 2020
          • Addition of month Dec 2020.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for the period April 2019 to Nov 2020 to match the previous version (version 2011).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period May 2020 to Nov 2020 to account for the additional month of data.

23/12/2020 - Version 2011, Oct 1982 to Nov 2020
          • Addition of month Nov 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) and Population count (POPCOUNT) for the period Apr 2019 to Oct 2020 due to LFS quarterly rebenchmarking.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for the period Aug 2020 to Oct 2020 to match the previous version (version 2010).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Apr 2020 to Oct 2020 to account for the additional month of data.

30/11/2020 - Version 2010, Oct 1982 to Oct 2020
          • Addition of month Oct 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) for Aug 2020 and Sep 2020 due to adjustments in the weighted contribution from the incoming rotation group.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for the period Aug 2018 to Sep 2020 to match the previous version (version 2009).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Mar 2020 to Sep 2020 to account for the additional month of data.

23/10/2020 - Version 2009, Oct 1982 to Sep 2020
          • Addition of month Sep 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) for Aug 2020 due to adjustments in the weighted contribution from the incoming rotation group.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for the period Jul 2018 to Aug 2020 to match the previous version (version 2008).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Feb 2020 to Aug 2020 to account for the additional month of data.
          • Revisions to Duration of job search (weeks) (DURJSCH) for three records in Aug 2020 due to a minor coding error

25/09/2020 - Version 2008, Oct 1982 to Aug 2020
          • Addition of month Aug 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) and Population count (POPCOUNT) for the period Jul 2018 to Jul 2020 due to LFS quarterly rebenchmarking.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for the period Jun 2020 to Jul 2020 to match the previous version (version 2007).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Jan 2020 to Jul 2020 to account for the additional month of data.
          • Additional files provided for concordance of industry and occupation data to International standards and between historical and current Australian standards. For more information, refer to Concordance files

21/08/2020 - Version 2007, Oct 1982 to Jul 2020
          • Addition of month Jul 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) for June 2020 due to adjustments in the weighted contribution from the incoming rotation group.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for the period May 2020 to June 2020 to match the previous version (version 2006).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Dec 2019 to Jun 2020 to account for the additional month of data.

24/07/2020 - Version 2006, Oct 1982 to Jun 2020
          • Addition of month Jun 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) for May 2020 due to adjustments in the weighted contribution from the incoming rotation group.
          • Revisions to Previous weight (PREVWT) for the period Jul 2018 to May 2020 to match the previous version (version 2005).
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Nov 2019 to May 2020 to account for the additional month of data.

26/06/2020 - Version 2005, Oct 1982 to May 2020
          • Addition of month May 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) and Population count (POPCOUNT) for the period Jul 2018 to Apr 2020 due to LFS quarterly rebenchmarking.
          • Addition of new item (PREVWT) which provides the unrevised weights from the previous version (version 2004) as a secondary weight for comparison against the newly revised weights.
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) for the period Oct 2019 to Apr 2020 to account for the additional month of data.
          • Addition of new items relating to retrenchments and other jobs left or lost - Number of jobs left or lost in last 3 months (NUMLLJ3M), Lost jobs and retrenchment status in last 3 months (RTRNCH3M), and Reasons left or lost job(s) in last 3 months (RSLLJ3MA to RSLLJ3MM). See the updated Data Item List in Downloads for more details.
          • Addition of new item - Away from work status (AWAYWORK). See the updated Data Item List in Downloads for more details.

22/05/2020 - Version 2004, Oct 1982 to Apr 2020
          • Addition of months Sep 2019 to Apr 2020.
          • Revisions to Weight (WEIGHT) and Population count (POPCOUNT) for the period Apr 2018 to Aug 2019 due to LFS quarterly rebenchmarking.
          • Revisions to Number of responses (NUMRESP) and Response number (RESPNUM) for the period Feb 2019 to Aug 2019 to account for the additional months of data.
          • Updates to Decade of arrival (DECARR), Year of arrival (YRARR), Year left school (YRSCHOOL), and Year completed highest non-school qualification (YRCOMNSQ) to include the year 2020.
          • Updates to First day of reference week (STRTDATE) for the period Oct 2005 to Jun 2014 to include more detailed data.
          • Revisions to Labour market region of usual residence (REGNASGS) for the period Jul 2018 to Aug 2019 to include previously missing data.

06/12/2019 - Version 1908, Oct 1982 to Aug 2019

10/12/2012 - First release, Jan 2008 to Dec 2010


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