6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia, 1982-2020  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/05/2020   
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Data and file structure

Data items include:

  • Demographics, such as age, sex and country of birth
  • Survey month and time in survey
  • Geography
  • Household and family characteristics
  • Employment characteristics
  • Hours worked
  • Industry
  • Occupation
  • Skill level of job
  • Educational attainment and attendance
  • Underemployment and Underutilisation
  • Unemployment and details of last job
  • Duration of job search
  • Reason not in the labour force

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The file is structured as a single level person file. Higher level characteristics, such as items related to households and families, are attributed to each person record.

The Longitudinal Labour Force (LLFS) data spans multiple time periods, so the month of the survey also acts like an additional level. Individuals can be observed for up to eight months making the data suitable for use in analysis of cross sections, pooled cross sections, short panels and longer pseudo panels.

The current edition of the LLFS covers Labour Force Survey (LFS) responses from October 1982 to April 2020. The LLFS will continue to be updated on a monthly basis, scheduled 8 days after the release of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). The next release with May 2020 data is scheduled for 26 June 2020.