6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia, 2008-10 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2012  First Issue
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The scope of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) includes all persons aged 15 years and over, except:
    • members of the permanent defence forces;
    • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments customarily excluded from census and estimated population counts;
    • overseas residents in Australia; and
    • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.
The Jervis Bay Territory, the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are also excluded, as is customary for ABS Household Surveys.

Supplementary surveys also have further exclusions, which are generally related to specifically targeting the populations of interest. For example, the Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia (cat. no. 6238.0) Survey further restricts the scope to people aged 45 years and over, as this is the relevant population that is targeted for a survey about retirement and retirement intentions.

Other typical exclusions in the supplementary surveys include :
    • people living in very remote parts of Australia; and
    • people living in non-private dwellings such as hotels, university residences, students at boarding schools, patients in hospitals, residents of homes (e.g. retirement homes, homes for people with disabilities), and inmates of prisons.
(Note: These people are not excluded from the main LFS).

In addition, supplementary surveys are only asked of seven-eighths of the LFS, with the exception of the Multipurpose Household Survey and its topics, which is only asked from a selected person from households in the outgoing rotation group (one-eighths of the LFS sample). Refer to the relevant supplementary survey publications for further information regarding exclusions.

No further exclusions have been applied to the Longitudinal Labour Force Survey (LLFS) CURF. Each respondent in the monthly LFS has been included in the LLFS CURF.

Related Information

Labour Force, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 8. Scope of Survey (cat. no. 6202.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 20. Labour Force Survey - 20.6 Scope (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 21. Labour Force Supplementary Surveys - 21.0.8 Scope (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Education and Work, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 5. Scope (cat. no. 6227.0)
Underemployed Workers, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 4. Scope (cat. no. 6265.0)
Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 4. Scope (cat. no. 6220.0)
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 6. Scope (cat. no. 6310.0)
Forms of Employment, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 4. Scope (cat. no. 6359.0)
Labour Mobility, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 4. Scope (cat no. 6209.0)
Multipurpose Household Survey, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2008-09: Chapter 2. Survey Methodology - Scope and Coverage (cat. no. 4100.0)
Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia: Explanatory Notes - 6. Scope (cat. no. 6238.0)

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