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Labour Force Status and Hours Worked Not Stated (LFHRP)
This variable is derived by combining responses from the questions on Labour Force Status and Hours Worked. Images of these questions are provided below.
Labour Force Status is derived from responses to a number of questions on the form. Data is captured automatically from four mark box responses and from the written numeric response to the question asking how many hours the person worked in all jobs 'last week'. Occupation information may sometimes be used. Images of the questions are provided below.
Hours Worked is captured automatically from written numeric responses, or the 'None' mark box, from question 44 on the Census Household Form. This process is subject to low levels of recognition error. In addition, outlying values are checked manually to ensure that they match the actual response on the form. The data may include a small proportion of persons with an unusual number of hours worked, as all numeric responses are accepted as reported.
This variable was new for 2011 and has not changed in 2016. However, changes were made to the questions used to derive Labour Force Status and the 'none' box for Hours Worked was removed from the online Census form.
Household form question image
Data for this variable is mainly derived from questions 34, 35, 44, 46 and 47. Occupation questions 38 and 39 may also be used.
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