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6291.0.55.001 - Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Oct 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2013   
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Data from the monthly Labour Force Survey are released in two stages. The Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) and Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) are part of the second release, and include detailed data not contained in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) product set, which is released one week earlier.

The Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) is released monthly. Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003) includes data only collected in February, May, August and November (including industry and occupation).

Since these products are based on the same data as the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) publication, the 6202.0 Labour Force, Australia Explanatory Notes are relevant to both releases.

Impact of New South Wales bushfires

A small number of dwellings selected in the Labour Force Survey were in areas affected by the New South Wales bushfires and were unable to be enumerated for the month of October. The weighting and estimation methods used in the Labour Force Survey compensate for sample loss by weighting collected survey responses up to the population benchmarks, and applying composite estimation to produce the current month's estimates. The impact of the small loss in survey sample cannot be estimated but is expected to have had a minimal impact on October estimates for New South Wales.


Change to holiday corrections for aggregate hours worked

The seasonally adjusted aggregate hours worked series include corrections for the influence of public and school holiday effects. Commencing this year, the Labour Day public holiday observed in Queensland was moved from May to October. Similarly, this year there was a change to the timing of school holidays in Tasmania. The holiday corrections have been updated to account for the changed timing of these holidays. This has had a minor impact on the Australia aggregate hours worked series. These corrections have led to minor revisions to the recent estimates for aggregate hours worked in Queensland, Tasmania and Australia. The corrections applied will be updated in future years as more data points become available and the effect of these holidays on the aggregate hours worked series can be more accurately estimated.


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