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.
TRANSITION TO ONLINE COLLECTION OF THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY
The transition to online collection in the Labour Force Survey will roll-out from May 2013. See the feature article on page 6 of the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) for more information.
REBENCHMARKING OF LABOUR FORCE ESTIMATES
Labour Force estimates for the period January 2011 to March 2013 have been revised to reflect the latest available information on population benchmarks - for further details, refer to the "What's New in Labour Force" section of the April 2013 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). These revisions are in accordance with the Labour Force rebenchmarking policy introduced in November 2012 (see 'Rebenchmarking of Labour Force Series' in the November 2012 issue of this publication).
NEW LABOUR FORCE SURVEY SAMPLE DESIGN COMMENCES IN MAY
The current Labour Force Survey sample is selected using information collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Following the release of 2011 Census based Estimated Resident Population in June 2013, more up to date information is available for use in the design and selection of the Labour Force Survey sample. As previously advised in the February 2013 issue, the new Labour Force Survey sample will be phased in over four months from May 2013. Prior to the release of the May 2013 estimates in June 2013, an information paper titled Information Paper: Labour Force Survey Sample Design, May 2013 (cat. no. 6269.0) will be released on 30 May 2013 with detailed information on the sample design.