Labour force status and hours worked not stated (LFHRP)

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Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
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This variable combines Labour force status (LFSP) with the 'Not stated' category from the Hours worked (HRSP) variable to provide more detailed information on employed persons.


Persons aged 15 years and over


1Employed, worked full-time
2Employed, worked part-time
3Employed, away from work
4Employed, hours of work not stated
5Unemployed, looking for full-time work
6Unemployed, looking for part-time work
7Not in the labour force
&Labour force status not stated
@Not applicable
VOverseas visitor

Number of categories:  10

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Persons aged under 15 years

See Understanding supplementary codes for more information.

Question(s) from the Census form

Last week, did the person have a job of any kind?

In the main job held last week, was the person: Working for an employer; Working in own business?

Last week, how many hours did the person work in all jobs?

Did the person actively look for work at any time in the last four weeks?

If the person had found a job, could the person have started work last week?

How this variable is created

This variable is derived by combining Labour force status (LFSP) and Hours worked (HRSP) data to determine how many people did not state their hours of work.

History and changes

This variable was introduced in 2011. No changes have been made for 2021.  

Data use considerations

There are no data use considerations for this variable. 

This variable does not have a non-response rate as it is created during Census processing by using responses from more than one question on the Census form. 

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