6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia  
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This document was added or updated on 23/07/2021.

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
  • Retrenchments
  • 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 June 2021. 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 of LLFS with July 2021 data is scheduled for release in DataLab on 27 August 2021.


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