6102.0.55.001 - Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Feb 2018  
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Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED)

The LEED enables simultaneous analysis of met supply and demand in the Australian labour market

The LEED provides supplementary labour statistics and facilitates labour market research at industry and regional levels. The LEED can help us study Australian labour markets at macro and micro levels; examine how specific events (such as a natural disaster) impact employees and employers; and understand structural changes in the labour market.

The LEED associates information about a person with information about their employing business. This is done by establishing the existence of a job. An employed person can have one or more jobs throughout the year with one or more employers, some of which may be held concurrently with others. A job can be created either by an employing business or the personal enterprise of the individual (an owner manager).

The LEED - A brief overview

Time periods

2011-12 to 2016-17

Data sources

Personal Income Tax (PIT) data and Business Longitudinal Analytical Data Environment (BLADE)

Key published statistics:

    1. Employed persons and their jobs (employees and owner managers of unincorporated enterprises)
    2. Multiple job holders
    3. Income at job and person levels
    4. Regional spotlights of jobs and employed persons

Outputs:
  1. Summary publication: Jobs in Australia (cat. no. 6160.0)
  2. Summary publication: Personal Income in Australia (cat. no. 6624.0.55.02)
  3. Microdata (TableBuilder): Jobs in Australia (cat. no. 6160.0.00.001)
  4. Labour Account input data

The LEED is comprised of a person file, a job file and an employer file

Image outlines the relationship between the input data (PIT and BLADE) and the Person, Job, and Employer files.

What's in the LEED data?

Over 100 million job records covering

Cross-sectional information relating to employees and owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
age
sex
region of residence (at State and Territory, Local Government Area, Statistical Area 4, 3, and 2 levels)
detailed occupation and skill levels of persons
detailed industry of jobs
total jobs, employee jobs and owner manager of unincorporated enterprise jobs
concurrent and non-concurrent jobs
job duration
employee and employment income
other types of income

Information relating to employers
employment size
detailed industry of business activity
type of legal organisation (TOLO)
institutional sector (SISCA)

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