6102.0.55.001 - Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Feb 2018  
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LABOUR STATISTICAL OUTPUTS AND ANALYTICAL ARTICLES


OUTPUT

The ABS objectives in dissemination are to ensure widespread availability of information.

To meet the 'public good' obligations of the ABS, the main findings of statistical collections and statistical reports on matters of public interest are made available free of charge to the community via the media. ABS publications are made available free to the general public through the ABS website.

A number of international agencies, including the International Monetary Fund and the International Labour Organization (ILO), have put forward a range of proposals and guidelines for the dissemination of data including: the methodology of their collection and compilation, and evaluation as to their accuracy; relevance to the phenomena measured; and quality of the output. In particular, the ILO at its 1998 International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) endorsed a set of 20 guidelines concerning dissemination practices for labour statistics. The ICLS Guidelines can be found on the ILO website at the following address: http://www.ilo.org/stat/lang--en/index.htm


DISSEMINATION CHANNELS

The ABS website (www.abs.gov.au) is the main channel for disseminating statistics, and provides public access to ABS data of broad interest free of charge. Publications are the prime release medium and are available for download in electronic format, namely PDF files and Excel spreadsheets. Some ABS labour publications are in HTML format only.

In addition to publications, a range of other dissemination media is used in the release of labour statistics. The ABS produces, free of charge, a quick reference information service for basic statistical information, including information on labour statistics. The service operates in response to telephone calls, email, correspondence and personal visits. The ABS also offers information consultancy services on a fee for service basis, for clients requesting more complex information.

Confidentialised Unit Record Files are available for some labour collections. These files contain the responses received for each unit in the survey, with any identifying information removed or modified to ensure that no respondents can be identified from the dataset.

Table Builder, an online tool for creating tables, graphs and maps using ABS microdata, is available for some labour collections. Table Builder is available for users who wish to undertake a more detailed analysis of the data.


LABOUR STATISTICAL OUTPUTS

A list of labour statistical outputs is detailed in Table 35.1 below.

Table 35.1: Labour Statistical Outputs
Survey TypePublication Titlecat. no.FrequencyAvailability
Business Surveys
Australian Industry8155.0AnnualCurrent
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia6302.0BiannualCurrent
Business Indicators, Australia5676.0QuarterlyCurrent
Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia6306.0BiennialCurrent
Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia6248.0.55.002AnnualCurrent
Industrial Disputes, Australia6321.0.55.001QuarterlyCurrent
Job Vacancies, Australia6354.0QuarterlyCurrent
Labour Costs, Australia6348.0IrregularCurrent
Wage Price Index, Australia6348.0QuarterlyCurrent
General Social Surveys
Census of Population and Housing2011.0Five-yearlyCurrent
Disability and Labour Force Participation4433.0.55.006IrregularCurrent
Voluntary Work, Australia4441.0IrregularCurrent
Labour Force Surveys
Labour Force, Australia6202.0MonthlyCurrent
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery6291.0.55.001MonthlyCurrent
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly6291.0.55.003QuarterlyCurrent
Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families6224.0.55.001Annual Current
Monthly Population Supplementary Surveys (Labour Force Supplementary Surveys)
Characteristics of Employment, Australia6333.0AnnualCurrent
This product replaces the publications: Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, Forms of Employment, Australia, Working Time Arrangements and Locations of Work
Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia6250.0IrregularCurrent
This product replaces the publication Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants, Australia
Child Employment, Australia6211.0IrregularCurrent
Education and Work, Australia6227.0AnnualCurrent
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia6310.0AnnualCeased
This product replaced by Characteristics of Employment, Australia
Forms of Employment, Australia6359.0AnnualCeased
This product replaced by Characteristics of Employment, Australia
Job Search Experience, Australia6222.0AnnualThis product replaced by Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia
Labour Force Experience, Australia6206.0BiennialThis product replaced by Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia
Labour Mobility, Australia6209.0BiennialThis product replaced by Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia
Locations of Work, Australia6275.0IrregularCurrent
Multiple Jobholding, Australia6216.0IrregularCurrent
Participation, Job Search and Mobility6226.0AnnualCurrent
This product replaces Persons Not in the Labour Force, Underemployed Workers and Job Search Experience, Australia and Labour Mobility, Australia
Persons Not in the Labour Force6220.0AnnualThis product replaced by Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia.
Persons Not in the Labour Force, Underemployed Workers and Job Search Experience, Australia6226.0.55.001One-off (Bridge)This product replaced by Participation, Job Search and Mobility, Australia. Originally, this product replaced the publications: Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia, Underemployed Workers, Australia and Job Search Experience, Australia
Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia4913.0IrregularCurrent
Underemployed Workers, Australia6265.0AnnualThis product replaced by Persons Not in the Labour Force, Underemployed Workers and Job Search Experience, Australia
Working Time Arrangements, Australia6324.0IrregularThis product replaced by Characteristics of Employment. This product replaces the publication Working Arrangements, Australia
Multipurpose Household Surveys
Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia6239.0BiennialCurrent
Qualification and Works4235.0IrregularCurrent
Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia6238.0BiennialCurrent
Work-Related Injuries, Australia6324.0IrregularCurrent


ANALYTICAL ARTICLES

An archive of articles and analysis promoting the effective use of labour force statistics is published in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), and is reproduced in Table 35.2 below.

Table 35.2: Labour Force Analytical Articles
Changes to Filter Lengths used in Labour Statistics
Feb-17
Fact Sheet: Expanded Education data from the Labour Force Survey
Aug-16
Spotling on Underemployment
Nov-16
Online Collection In The Labour Force Survey
Aug-16
Revisions to monthly hours worked in all jobs
Jul-16
Annual Seasonal Reanalysis
Mar-16
Online Collection In The Labour Force Survey
Feb-16
Update on Recommendation 7 from the Independent Technical Review
Nov-15
Measures of Underemployment and Underutilisation
Nov-15
Measures of leave entitlements
Nov-15
Measures of current duration of employment
Nov-15
Volume measures of underutilisation
Nov-15
Measures of retrenchment
Nov-15
Measures of sector of main job
Nov-15
Online Collection in the Labour Force Survey
Aug-15
Progress with recommendations from the Independent Technical Review
Jul-15
Assessing Volatility in the Labour Force Series
Jun-15
Update on Recommendations 10 and 11 from the Independent Technical Review
Jun-15
Update on Recommendation 7 from the Independent Technical Review
May-15
Annual Seasonal Reanalysis
Mar-15
Update on Recommendations from the Independent Technical Review
Mar-15
Online Collection in the Labour Force Survey
Feb-15
Rebenchmarking Labour Force Estimates
Feb-15
Independent Technical Review into the Labour Force Survey and ABS Response
Nov-14
Removing the effect of Supplementary Surveys from seasonally adjusted estimates
Oct-14
Changes in this and upcoming labour force issues
Sep-14
Changes in this and upcoming labour force issues
Aug-14
How does the ABS measure unemployment
Jul-14
Retrenchments
Jul-14
The unemployed and recipients of government unemployment benefits - differences explained
Jul-14
Understanding earnings in Australia using ABS statistics
Jul-14
Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) Workers
Feb-14
Migrant Data in ABS Labour Statistics
Feb-14
Part-time and Casual Employment
Feb-14
Rebenchmarking Labour Force Estimates to the 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Jan-14
Understanding the Australian Labour Force using ABS statistics
Dec-13
Understanding full-time/part-time status in the Labour Force Survey
Sep-13
Employment measures
Jul-13
A comparison of the Census and the Labour Force Survey
Jul-13
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
Jul-13
Fact sheet did you know - Underemployment
Jun-13
Annual Seasonal Reanalysis
May-13
New Labour Force Sample Design
May-13
Transition to online collection of the Labour Force Survey
Apr-13
Estimating Jobs in the Australian Labour Market
Feb-13
Forthcoming improvements to the content of the Labour Force and Labour Supplementary Surveys
Jan-13
Understanding the Australian Labour Force using ABS statistics
Jan-13
Rebenchmarking of Labour Force Series
Nov-12
Upcoming changes to the Labour Force Survey
Jul-12
Volume Measures of Labour Force Underutilisation
Jul-12
Labour Household Surveys content review and the Labour Force Survey
Jun-12
Employment and mining in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia
May-12
ABS Response to recent concerns expressed about employment estimates
Apr-12
Population Benchmarks and Labour Force Survey
Apr-12
Underemployment patterns and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)
Apr-12
Annual Seasonal Reanalysis
Mar-12
Exploring Labour Force Data on joblessness
Feb-12
Understanding the Australian Labour Force using ABS statistics
Feb-12
Exploring Labour Force Data on joblessness
Feb-12
Employment level estimates versus employment to population explained
Jan-12
Understanding the Australian Labour Force using ABS statistics
Nov-11
Fifty Years of Labour Force: Now and Then
Oct-11
Fact Sheet: Employment or jobs - what does the Labour Force Survey measure?
Oct-11
Fact Sheet: Employment Classifications
Jul-11
Trends in employee methods of setting pay and jurisdictional coverage
Jul-11
Aggregate monthly hours worked: States and Territories
Apr-11
Historical Revisions
Feb-11
Impact of the floods on the Labour Force Survey
Jan-11
Labour force characteristics during recent economic downturns
Jan-11
Labour underutilisation: more than unemployment
Jan-11
Trend in hours worked
Oct-10
Shift workers
Oct-10
Aggregate monthly hours worked
Jul-10
Trade union membership
Jul-10
Working time arrangements
Jul-10
Duration of underutilisation
Apr-10
Retrenched unemployed people
Apr-10
Labour hire workers
Jan-10
Methods of setting pay
Oct-09
Volume measures of labour underutilisation
Oct-09
Independent Contractors
Jul-09
Jurisdictional coverage of pay-setting arrangements
Jul-09
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
Jul-09
Historical labour underutilisation
Jul-09
Underutilisation in the economic downturn
Jul-09
Work and family balance
Apr-09
Job flexibility of casual employees
Apr-09
Labour underutilisation
Apr-09
Jobless Families
Jan-09
Retirement Intentions
Jan-09
Spotlight on underutilisation
Jan-09
Comparing unemployment and the claimant count
Jan-09
Measures of casual employment
Oct-08
Interstate commuters: An analysis of 2006 Census data
Oct-08
Employment type
Jul-08
Maternity leave
Jul-08
Underenumeration in the Labour Force Survey: Findings of a Census data enhancement study
Jul-08
Underemployed workers
Jul-08
Quarterly labour force underutilisation rate
Jul-08
Volume measures of labour underutilisation
Jul-08
First job starters
Jan-08
Jurisdictional coverage of pay-setting arrangements
Jan-08
Census and the Labour Force Survey
Oct-07
Available labour of the unemployed
Oct-07
Employment type
Jul-07
Methods of setting pay
Apr-07
Updated volume measures of labour underutilisation
Apr-07
Changes to ABS measures of employee remuneration
Jan-07
Employment in information and communication technology
Oct-06
Changes in where people work over time
Oct-06
Employment type
Jul-06
Labour force transitions
Jul-06
Job search experience of unemployed people
Jul-06
Updated volume measures of labour underutilisation
Apr-06
The relationship between GDP and employment
Jan-06
Labour outcomes of migrants
Jan-06
Long-term unemployment
Jan-06
Comparison of ABS measures of employee remuneration
Oct-05
Employment type
Oct-05
Job starters
Oct-05
Proposals from the review of ABS working arrangements statistics
Oct-05
Standard error models for the Labour Force Survey
Oct-05
Population, participation and productivity: contributions to Australia's economic growth
Jul-05
Full-time and part-time participation in Australia: a cohort analysis
Jul-05
Changes to coding processes for industry and occupation in the Labour Force Survey
Jul-05
Employee share schemes
Jul-05
Health, disability, age and labour force participation
Apr-05
People who worked few hours
Apr-05
Methods of setting pay
Apr-05
Annual measures of labour underutilisation
Apr-05
Experimental estimates of the average age at withdrawal from the labour force
Jan-05
Labour Price Index
Jan-05
Employment in information and communication technology
Jan-05
Labour force participation in Australia
Jan-05
Implementation of computer assisted interviewing in the Labour Force Survey
Jan-05
Mature age people and the labour force
Oct-04
Changes in types of employment
Oct-04
Children living without an employed parent
Jul-04
Industrial Disputes
Jul-04
Labour Force Survey regions
Jul-04
Labour underutilisation
Jul-04
Parental leave
Apr-04
Multiple job holders
Apr-04
Spotlight on Occupation
Apr-04
Methods of setting pay
Apr-04
Trade union membership
Apr-04
Job search experience: methods and barriers in finding jobs
Apr-04
Improvements to Labour Force estimates
Apr-04
Population, participation and productivity: contributions to Australia's economic growth
Jan-04
Employment in information and communication technology
Jan-04
Labour force participation: international comparison
Jan-04
Changes to Labour Force Survey seasonal adjustment processes
Jan-04
Country of birth
Oct-03
New Labour Force Survey sample selections: analysis of the effort on estimates
Oct-03
Labour market transitions of teenagers
Oct-03
Measures of weekly hours worked
Jul-03
Experimental volume measures of labour underutilisation
Jul-03
Unemployment and participation rates in Australia: a cohort analysis
Jul-03
Do job vacancies provide a leading indicator of employment growth?
Apr-03
Labour Force Survey sample redesign
Apr-03
Characteristics of underemployed workers
Apr-03


An archive of articles and analysis on related labour topics is published in Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) - The 'Articles and Analysis' link is found in the Summary tab of this publication.



Table 35.3: Australian Labour Market Statistics Article Archive
Most Recent Articles
How does the ABS measure unemployment
Jul-14
Retrenchments
Jul-14
The unemployed and recipients of government unemployment benefits - differences explained
Jul-14
Understanding earnings in Australia using ABS statistics
Jul-14
Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) Workers
Jul-13
Migrant Data in ABS Labour Statistics
Jul-13
Part-time and Casual Employment
Jul-13
Ageing
Experimental estimates of the average age at withdrawal from the labour force
Jan-05
Health, disability, age and labour force participation
Apr-05
Mature age people and the labour force
Oct-04
Contractors
Independent Contractors
Jul-09
Economic Growth
Do job vacancies provide a leading indicator of employment growth?
Apr-03
Population, participation and productivity: contributions to Australia's economic growth
Jul-05
Population, participation and productivity: contributions to Australia's economic growth
Jan-04
Employee Remuneration
Changes to ABS measures of employee remuneration
Jan-07
Comparison of ABS measures of employee remuneration
Oct-05
Labour Price Index
Jan-05
Understanding earnings in Australia using ABS statistics
Jul-14
Employment in ICT
Employment in information and communication technology
Oct-06
Employment in information and communication technology
Jan-05
Employment in information and communication technology
Jan-04
Employment Type
Changes in types of employment
Oct-04
Employment measures
Jul-13
Employment type
Jul-08
Employment type
Jul-07
Employment type
Jul-06
Employment type
Oct-05
Fact Sheet: Employment Classifications
Jul-11
Families
Children living without an employed parent
Jul-04
Jobless Families
Jan-09
Maternity leave
Jul-08
Parental leave
Apr-04
Work and family balance
Apr-09
Hours Worked
Aggregate monthly hours worked
Jul-10
Aggregate monthly hours worked: States and Territories
Apr-11
Labour force characteristics during recent economic downturns
Jan-11
People who worked few hours
Apr-05
Trend in hours worked
Oct-10
Industrial Disputes
Industrial Disputes
Jul-04
Job Starters
First job starters
Jan-08
Job starters
Oct-05
Labour Force Participation
Full-time and part-time participation in Australia: a cohort analysis
Jul-05
Labour force characteristics during recent economic downturns
Jan-11
Labour force participation in Australia
Jan-05
Labour force participation: international comparison
Jan-04
The relationship between GDP and employment
Jan-06
Labour Force Survey
Fifty Years of Labour Force: Now and Then
Oct-11
Fact Sheet: Employment or jobs - what does the Labour Force Survey measure?
Oct-11
Understanding the Australian Labour Force using ABS statistics
Feb-12
Employment level estimates versus employment to population explained
Jan-12
Exploring Labour Force Data on joblessness
Feb-12
Migrants
Country of birth
Oct-03
Labour outcomes of migrants
Jan-06
Migrant Data in ABS Labour Statistics
Jul-13
Multiple Job Holders
Multiple job holders
Apr-04
Non-Standard Employment
Job flexibility of casual employees
Apr-09
Labour hire workers
Jan-10
Measures of casual employment
Oct-08
Occupation
Spotlight on Occupation
Apr-04
Pay Setting
Jurisdictional coverage of pay-setting arrangements
Jul-09
Jurisdictional coverage of pay-setting arrangements
Jan-08
Methods of setting pay
Oct-09
Methods of setting pay
Apr-07
Methods of setting pay
Apr-05
Methods of setting pay
Apr-04
Trends in employee methods of setting pay and jurisdictional coverage
Jul-11
Retirement
Retirement Intentions
Jan-09
Trade Union
Trade union membership
Jul-10
Trade union membership
Apr-04
Transitions
Changes in where people work over time
Oct-06
Interstate commuters: An analysis of 2006 Census data
Oct-08
Job search experience: methods and barriers in finding jobs
Apr-04
Labour force transitions
Jul-06
Retrenchments
Jul-14
Technical Reports
A comparison of the Census and the Labour Force Survey
Jul-13
Census and the Labour Force Survey
Oct-07
Changes to coding processes for industry and occupation in the Labour Force Survey
Jul-05
Changes to Labour Force Survey seasonal adjustment processes
Jan-04
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
Jul-09
Implementation of computer assisted interviewing in the Labour Force Survey
Jan-05
Improvements to Labour Force estimates
Apr-04
Labour Force Survey regions
Jul-04
Labour Force Survey sample redesign
Apr-03
Measures of weekly hours worked
Jul-03
New Labour Force Survey sample selections: analysis of the effort on estimates
Oct-03
Proposals from the review of ABS working arrangements statistics
Oct-05
Standard error models for the Labour Force Survey
Oct-05
Underenumeration in the Labour Force Survey: Findings of a Census data enhancement study
Jul-08
Underemployment
Characteristics of underemployed workers
Apr-03
Labour force characteristics during recent economic downturns
Jan-11
Underemployed workers
Jul-08
Underemployment patterns and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)
Apr-12
Underutilisation
Annual measures of labour underutilisation
Apr-05
Duration of underutilisation
Apr-10
Experimental volume measures of labour underutilisation
Jul-03
Extended labour force underutilisation rate
Jul-13
Historical labour underutilisation
Jul-09
Labour force characteristics during recent economic downturns
Jan-11
Labour underutilisation
Apr-09
Labour underutilisation
Jul-04
Labour underutilisation: more than unemployment
Jan-11
Measures of labour underutilisation
Jan-11
Quarterly labour force underutilisation rate
Jul-08
Spotlight on underutilisation
Jan-09
Underutilisation in the economic downturn
Jul-09
Updated volume measures of labour underutilisation
Apr-07
Updated volume measures of labour underutilisation
Apr-06
Volume Measures of Labour Force Underutilisation
Jul-12
Volume measures of labour underutilisation
Oct-09
Volume measures of labour underutilisation
Jul-08
Unemployment
Available labour of the unemployed
Oct-07
Comparing unemployment and the claimant count
Jan-09
How does the ABS measure unemployment
Jul-14
Job search experience of unemployed people
Jul-06
Long-term unemployment
Jan-06
Retrenched unemployed people
Apr-10
The unemployed and recipients of government unemployment benefits - differences explained
Jul-14
Unemployment and participation rates in Australia: a cohort analysis
Jul-03
Working Arrangements
Employee share schemes
Jul-05
Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) Workers
Jul-13
Part-time and Casual Employment
Jul-13
Shift workers
Oct-10
Working time arrangements
Jul-10
Youth
Labour market transitions of teenagers
Oct-03


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