ABOUT THIS RELEASE
The ABS released the Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods manual (cat. no. 6102.0) in August 2001. This paper publication has been replaced by an electronic version of the manual, which has the same title but a different catalogue number (6102.0.55.001). Maintaining an electronic version allows the ABS to regularly update the manual to reflect the current concepts, sources and methods used in compiling Australian labour statistics.
This publication has been discontinued and has been replaced by 6102.0.55.001 Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods.
A comprehensive discussion and description of the concepts and definitions underpinning Australian labour statistics and the data sources and methods used in the collection and compilation of these statistics. It explains what the statistics measure, how the various measures relate to each other and how they are produced. It also discusses the factors influencing their accuracy and reliability.