This Information Paper is released every five years to coincide with Labour Force Survey (LFS) sample re-selection. The sample is based on information collected in the latest Census of Population and Housing.
The paper provides detailed information on the LFS sample design based on the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. It also outlines changes made for the latest sample design.
These changes include:
1. The use of a new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) for sample selection and output.
2. The roll-out of the new sample over a four month period from May 2013 to August 2013.
3. The decoupling (separation) of the samples for the Monthly Population Survey (including the Labour Force Survey) and for Special Supplementary Surveys.