Guide to labour statistics

Learn about our different labour measures, their purpose and how to use them



The Guide to labour statistics is a useful tool for policy analysts, researchers, journalists, and anyone else interested in the Australian labour market and ABS labour statistics.

It provides summary information on a range of labour market topics that we are often asked for clarifying advice on, identifying relevant ABS measures and how they are best used. The guide includes:

Additional guides will be added in the future. To ensure we have guides on the most relevant topics, as well as the most useful information within these guides, we welcome feedback via

These guides complement the detailed information on underlying concepts and types of data sources in Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods.

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