6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2012 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/08/2012
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JULY KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
REBENCHMARKING OF LABOUR FORCE SERIES
Information included in the Labour Force publication is based on high quality sources and methods. To maintain this level of quality, the ABS regularly reviews the performance of current sources and methods and makes improvements where appropriate. In order to better reflect recent trends in population growth, the ABS has decided to rebenchmark Labour Force estimates in the November 2012 issue, scheduled for release on Thursday 6 December 2012. The rebenchmarking would align the Labour Force population benchmarks with the latest available information on population growth (based on estimated resident population), but would maintain the 2006 Census base for the population benchmarks.
The rebenchmarking will align the Labour Force population benchmarks with the latest available final data on population growth, based on 2006 Census-based estimated resident population. As announced in last month's issue, in mid 2013 the ABS will recalculate the labour force estimates in line with the final 2011 Census-based estimated resident population. The current 2011 Census-based population estimates are preliminary and subject to revision.
Estimates of monthly change shown on the front cover have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates. The graphs on the front cover also depict unrounded estimates.
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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