6209.0 - Labour Mobility, Australia, February 2013 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/08/2013  Final
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This publication presents information about people aged 15 years and over who, within the 12 months to February 2013, either had a change of employer/business in their main job, or had some change in work with their current employer/business, for whom they had worked for one year or more. Limited comparison with previous results is also provided.

The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Labour Mobility Survey, conducted throughout Australia in February 2013 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).


A new table has been added to this issue (Table 2) presenting information on duration with employer/business and change in employer/business by state or territory of usual residence, for people who were working at February 2013. All other table numbers have changed as a result.

In February 2013 the Labour Mobility Survey was conducted on six-eighths of the Labour Force Survey sample rather than seven-eighths, due to a trial of on-line electronic data collection. For more information see paragraph 10 of the Explanatory Notes.

Revision of 2010 and 2012 data

The weighting process for the 2010 and 2012 Labour Mobility Surveys has been updated. Table 1 presents key revised estimates. Information about the impact of the updated weights can be found in Appendix 1. On 30 August 2013 spreadsheets with the 2010 and 2012 estimates will be attached to this 2013 edition of the publication.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Labour Supplementary Survey Section on Canberra (02) 6252 7206, email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.