This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from Labour Force Status of Families, including details about the survey methodology and how to use the microdata product; TableBuilder, data item list and information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata are also provided. TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs.
Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions.
Labour Force Status of Families is produced from data collected in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in June each year and designed to provide statistics on broad family dynamics including the number and age of children in the household. Estimates are also available on the number of children aged 0–4 years, 5–9 years and 10–14 years in families. This information can be cross classified by characteristics of parent/s (such as age, country of birth, and employment information such as full or part-time status, hours worked and duration of job search). Data on the family such as number of employed, unemployed and not in the labour force (NILF) persons are also available.
Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page. Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the TableBuilder User Guide.