6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia, 2008-10 Quality Declaration
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This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the period January 2008 to December 2010. Respondents in the LFS are selected for a period of 8 consecutive months, and their responses have been linked across time to provide detailed longitudinal microdata.
Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire, or data derived from two or more questions.
Periodically, some LFS respondents are also selected in the supplementary survey program. These surveys provide additional data items that are not collected in the main LFS, such as educational attainment and income. A selection of these data items from the supplementary surveys have also been appended to the longitudinal records. A detailed Data Item List is provided for all of the data items used in the CURF, as well as explanations of the File Structures used to link the data items together.
Further details are provided about the Survey Methodology used in the LFS and the supplementary survey program, and information on Using the CURF and the Conditions of Use are also provided.
The microdata and the degree of detail provided in the dataset are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.