6294.0 - Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Questionnaire Redesign, 2000  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/03/2000   
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The monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) questionnaire is currently being redesigned and is due to be implemented in March and April 2001. The last time a major redesign of the LFS questionnaire was undertaken was prior to the introduction of monthly surveys in 1978. While the current questionnaire continues to provide a wide range of relevant labour force information, there is a need to update the questionnaire to better reflect current labour market phenomena and contemporary user needs. This information paper provides background information about the questionnaire redesign including: the context and objectives of the redesign; proposed changes to existing data series and additional data that will be available; and planned testing and implementation strategies.