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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This data item identifies whether someone who is not in the labour force is retired. Those who aren't retired provide their intentions on whether they intend to return to full-time or part-time work.

This data item is not collected in the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) and is derived from the Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia (cat. no. 6238.0) topic of the Multipurpose Household Survey, Australia (MPHS, cat. no. 4100.0). The topic is run every 2 years and collected every month over a financial year period from a selected person per household in the out-going group of the LFS (the one-eighth of the LFS sample that has been in the survey for the full 8 months). The periods that relate to this release of the CURF are July 2008 to June 2009 and July 2010 to December 2010.

Note: Information obtained in the MPHS is always collected via a personal interview, and so does not relate to the data item Respondent detail [RESPTYPC], which only relates to the data items collected in the LFS and other supplementary surveys.




Frequency:Monthly (Jul 08 - Jun 09 and Jul 10 - Dec 10)

Population:Aged 45 years and over in 1/8th sample (a selected person per household)

In the labour force / Not applicable
Retired from labour force
Not retired and intends to look for, or take up, full-time work in the future
Not retired and intends to look for, or take up, part-time work in the future
Had never worked for two weeks or more
Not collected

Related Information

Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia: Glossary - Retired from the labour force (cat. no. 6238.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 22.2 Retirement and Retirement Intentions (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Labour Force, Australia: Understanding Labour Force (cat. no. 6202)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 7. Not in the labour force (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)

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