6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2012 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2013
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
REGULAR 5 YEARLY REBENCHMARKING OF LABOUR FORCE SERIES
As outlined in the June quarter 2012 Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0), the ABS intends to revise historical estimated resident population (ERP) 20 years back to 1991. Labour force estimates will also be revised by the same period to align the labour force population benchmarks with ERP. The revised labour force estimates are expected to be released in February 2014.
ELECTRONIC COLLECTION OF LABOUR FORCE DATA
The ABS commenced a trial of on-line electronic data collection of labour force data from households in December 2012. The trial was conducted on one rotation group (i.e. one-eighth of the survey sample) and respondents were offered the option of completing the survey on-line instead of a face-to-face or telephone interview. The uptake in December was 8.2% of the rotation group (1.0% of the total labour force survey sample). The trial will continue on this same rotation group in January 2012 in which uptake of the on-line electronic collection option is expected to increase. The trial will continue for a number of months prior to a decision on rolling out progressively to the full Labour Force Survey sample.
The estimates in this publication are based on a sample survey. Published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of sampling variability (see pages 34 and 35). The interval bounded by two standard errors is the 95% confidence interval, which provides a way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates. There is a 95% chance that the true value of the estimate lies within that interval.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Labour Force on Canberra (02) 6252 6525, email email@example.com.
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