IMPACTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS ON THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY
Due to flooding in Queensland, a larger than usual number of households in the Queensland sample of the Labour Force Survey could not be interviewed in the fortnight commencing 9 January 2011. In February 2011, although a small number of households from the sample were not able to be enumerated due to either flood or cyclone damage to the dwelling, or road closures preventing access to the dwelling, there were no significant operational difficulties experienced in conducting the Labour Force Survey.
For further information refer to the article "Impact of the Floods on the Labour Force Survey" in Labour Force, Australia January 2011 (cat. no. 6202.0) or contact Labour Force Estimates on Canberra 02 6252 6525 or via email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To alert users to the effects of the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi on ABS data, the ABS made available the media release Impact of the floods on ABS data: an update (8 February 2011). This provided further details to the 21 January 2011 media release: Impact of floods on ABS data. ABS media releases are available by following the links [News & Media - ABS in the Media - Media Releases] from the ABS home page.
Where ABS data has been affected by the floods, publications will include extra commentary describing the impact of the flood/cyclone on the published data.