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6209.0 - Labour Mobility, Australia, Feb 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/10/2008   
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This publication presents information about people aged 15 years and over who, within the 12 months to February 2008, either had a change of employer/business in their main job, or had some change in work with their current employer/business for whom they had worked for one year or more.

The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Labour Mobility Survey, conducted throughout Australia in February 2008 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).


From 2008, occupation data are classified according to the ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006 (cat. no. 1220.0). The new classification replaces the ASCO - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, 1997 (cat. no. 1220.0). Data classified according to the ASCO can be obtained on request.

Also from 2008, industry data are classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0). This new classification replaces the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 1993 (cat. no. 1292.0). Data classified according to the ANZSIC 1993 can be obtained on request.


The presentation of time series data has been redesigned in this issue to account for the age scope change to persons aged 15 years and over implemented in 2006 and the introduction of ANZSCO First Edition and ANZSIC 2006 classifications. Users need to exercise care when comparing estimates from 2008 with previous years data.

Amendments have been made to the labels of all 'Whether changed occupation' and 'Whether changed industry' data items. New items have also been introduced to improve clarification and consistency. More details of these changes are provided in paragraphs 17 to 22 of the Explanatory Notes.

The Relative Standard Errors (RSEs) for estimates presented in this publication have been calculated directly. In previous issues RSEs were modelled. See the Technical Note for more information.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Labour Market Section on Canberra (02) 6252 7206.

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