AUSTRALIAN LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS
Labour Market Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 7206
The publication Australian Labour Market Statistics (ABS cat. no. 6105.0) draws together labour data from a range of sources, mostly ABS household and business surveys, to raise awareness of the data available and provide an overall picture of the labour market. It is also used to announce any changes to labour series or releases, and to publish articles on the labour market, both analytical and technical.
The publication contains tables for core data items, presenting the most recent data available at a particular date (rather than relating to a particular reference period). In addition to data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), Australian Labour Market Statistics contains statistics from a range of other ABS labour surveys including Average Weekly Earnings, the Labour Price Index, Employment and Earnings - Public Sector, and Industrial Disputes. The publication also includes international data for selected labour indicators and summary data from recently released labour force supplementary surveys, including educational attendance.
The publication was first issued in April 2003, replacing Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6203.0).
Australian Labour Market Statistics (ABS cat. no. 6105.0) is released quarterly, in the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, and October). Spreadsheets and data cubes are freely available from the 'Downloads' tab of the publication. The spreadsheets contain annual measures on the types of employment in Australia and of labour underutilisation as well as experimental volume measures of labour underutilisation. In addition, an annual publication, Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6104.0) is released each May.
Information Papers and metadata releases associated with the LFS are listed in the Labour Force Survey entry of this Directory. The ABS Labour Statistics theme page provides a portal to all labour statistics and related information on the ABS website.