Australian Bureau of Statistics
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/03/2009
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FEBRUARY KEY POINTS
TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
CHANGES THIS MONTH
As foreshadowed in the October 2008 to January 2009 issues of Labour Force, Australia (cat.no. 6202.0), labour force estimates in this issue are based on population benchmarks derived from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. As a result, estimates for the periods June 2001 to January 2009 have been revised. These changes have had minimal impact on the key aggregates.
Other changes incorporated in this issue include: changes to Labour Force Statistical Regions; changes to industry and occupation classifications; and annual seasonal reanalysis. For detailed information refer to page 3.
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. Because the entire population is not enumerated, the published estimates and the movements derived from them are subject to sampling variability. Standard errors give a measure of this variability and appear on pages 29 and 30.
The 95% confidence intervals below provide another way of looking at the variability inherent in estimates from sample surveys. The interval bounded by the two limits is the 95% confidence interval, which represents 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 or Steve Wood on Canberra (02) 6252 6525.
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