Household surveys

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Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period

Household surveys and population censuses constitute the primary sources of ABS labour statistics on people and households. In addition to information about current and previous labour force participation, information collected also includes demographic data, such as age, sex, family characteristics and country of birth. Labour statistics collected about people provide insight into the supply of labour to the Australian labour market.

Household surveys falling within the labour statistics program include:

The ABS household survey program also includes other social surveys that contain a labour force status module. Other labour-related data include:

For specific information on each of these surveys, refer to the relevant methodology pages for each statistical release.

Scope and coverage

Collection methodologies

Sample design

MPS and SSS master samples



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