The Longitudinal Labour Force Microdata is available via the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL)
Apply online for access to these products at www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata.
These products provide data on labour force status, employment status, hours worked, underemployment status, industry and occupation or main/last job, income and earnings, unemployment status, duration of unemployment, not in the labour force (NILF) status, retirement status, as well as relevant standard demographic, family, educational, and other details and characteristics. A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.
The longitudinal microdata enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data over time. Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data and maintain confidentiality of respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.
Approved users can combine information about people's labour force status, demographic and socio-economic details with other household members to enable in-depth studies of the social and economic aspects of labour market participation over time. The LLFS data is provided as a 'flat' file, arranged in a hierarchy made up of the following 4 levels:
1. Month in survey