Australian Labour Market Statistics
Labour Market Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 7636
Australian Labour Market Statistics (ABS cat. no. 6105.0) is the flagship release for all ABS labour statistics. It draws together data from a range of sources, mostly ABS household and business surveys, to provide an overall picture of the labour market. It has been developed primarily as a reference document, and provides a broad basis for labour analysis and research.
The publication contains tables for core data items, presenting the most recent data available at a particular date (rather than relating to a particular reference period). In addition to data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), Australian Labour Market Statistics contains statistics from a range of other ABS labour surveys including Average Weekly Earnings, the Labour Price Index, Job Vacancies, Employment and Earnings - Public Sector, and Industrial Disputes. The publication also includes summary data from recently released labour force supplementary surveys.
Australian Labour Market Statistics is also used to release annual data on Indigenous labour force status, and annual supplementary measures of labour underutilisation. It includes a range of feature articles, both analytical and technical, and international data for selected labour market indicators. The publication promotes the range of data available from the ABS labour statistics program and is used to announce any changes to labour series or releases.
The publication was first issued in April 2003, replacing Labour Force, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6203.0.).
Australian Labour Market
Statistics is released quarterly, in the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, and October).