Labour Account Unbalanced Estimates, Australia
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This publication presents experimental estimates for the Australian Labour Account. The Australian Labour Account provides a framework through which existing labour market data from different sources can be confronted and integrated, with the aim of producing a coherent and consistent set of aggregate labour market statistics. The Australian Labour Account consists of four central quadrants of Jobs, Persons, Labour Volume and Labour Payments. Data in each table are available quarterly, and for the industry divisions defined in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification (ANZSIC).

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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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The Labour Force Survey, the Quarterly Business Indicators Survey, the Economic Activity Survey.

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The Labour Force Survey, the Quarterly Business Indicators Survey, the Economic Activity Survey.

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Monthly, Quarterly and Annual

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Household surveys, business surveys and administrative data.

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2018-12-11T11:30+10:00

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See past and future releases section of ABS catalogue number 6150.0.55.003 and the ABS release calendar at abs.gov.au

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Quarterly and Annual

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June 2018

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The Labour Force Survey is based on a multi-stage area sample of private dwellings (currently approximately 29,000 houses, flats, etc.) and a list sample of non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, etc.), and covers approximately 0.33% of the civilian population of Australia aged 15 years and over.

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Persons, jobs, hours and dollars.

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The Labour Force Survey questionnaire is available on the ABS website under catalogue number 6232.0

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Data cover Australia and the states and territories but excluding external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Antarctic Territory etc.)

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The Labour Account includes all activity within the scope of the Australian System of National Accounts production boundary.

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The Labour Account includes all activity within the scope of the Australian System of National Accounts production boundary.

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The Labour Account includes all activity within the scope of the Australian System of National Accounts production boundary.

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Australia and the states and territories

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The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification.

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Descriptions of the underlying concepts and structure of Australia's labour force statistics, and the sources and methods used in compiling the estimates, are presented in Labour Account: Concepts, Sources and Methods.

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Media release, excel spreadsheets, ABS.stat, html pages on the ABS website.

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The Labour Account uses the concurrent seasonal adjustment method to derive seasonal factors. Concurrent seasonal adjustment uses data up to the current month to estimate seasonal factors for the current and all previous months. This process can result in revisions each month to estimates for earlier periods. However, in most instances, the only noticeable revisions will be to the seasonally adjusted estimates for the previous month and one year prior to the current month.

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The Labour Account independently compiles and confronts estimates from both business and household sources.

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There are several sources of statistical error in source data which are reflected in internal discrepancies within the Australian Labour Account, most notably between household and business side estimates of numbers of filled jobs.

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The Australian Labour Account provides a conceptual framework through which existing labour market data from different sources can be confronted and integrated, with the aim of producing a coherent and consistent set of aggregate labour market statistics.

Labour Account Unbalanced Estimates, AustraliaAbstract

This publication presents experimental estimates for the Australian Labour Account. The Australian Labour Account provides a framework through which existing labour market data from different sources can be confronted and integrated, with the aim of producing a coherent and consistent set of aggregate labour market statistics. The Australian Labour Account consists of four central quadrants of Jobs, Persons, Labour Volume and Labour Payments. Data in each table are available quarterly, and for the industry divisions defined in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification (ANZSIC).

Contact person/organisation

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Data source(s) used

Household surveys, business surveys and administrative data.

Name of collection/source

The Labour Force Survey, the Quarterly Business Indicators Survey, the Economic Activity Survey.

Direct source

The Labour Force Survey, the Quarterly Business Indicators Survey, the Economic Activity Survey.

Source Periodicity

Monthly, Quarterly and Annual

Unit of measure used

Persons, jobs, hours and dollars.

Variables collected

The Labour Force Survey questionnaire is available on the ABS website under catalogue number 6232.0

Sampling

The Labour Force Survey is based on a multi-stage area sample of private dwellings (currently approximately 29,000 houses, flats, etc.) and a list sample of non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, etc.), and covers approximately 0.33% of the civilian population of Australia aged 15 years and over.

Periodicity

Quarterly and Annual

Reference period

June 2018

Date last updated

2018-12-11T11:30+10:00

Link to Release calendar

See past and future releases section of ABS catalogue number 6150.0.55.003 and the ABS release calendar at abs.gov.au

Statistical population

Australia and the states and territories

Geographic coverage

Data cover Australia and the states and territories but excluding external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Antarctic Territory etc.)

Sector coverage

The Labour Account includes all activity within the scope of the Australian System of National Accounts production boundary.

Institutional coverage

The Labour Account includes all activity within the scope of the Australian System of National Accounts production boundary.

Population coverage

The Labour Account includes all activity within the scope of the Australian System of National Accounts production boundary.

Key statistical concept

Descriptions of the underlying concepts and structure of Australia's labour force statistics, and the sources and methods used in compiling the estimates, are presented in Labour Account: Concepts, Sources and Methods.

Classification(s) used

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification.

Validation

The Labour Account independently compiles and confronts estimates from both business and household sources.

Seasonal adjustment

The Labour Account uses the concurrent seasonal adjustment method to derive seasonal factors. Concurrent seasonal adjustment uses data up to the current month to estimate seasonal factors for the current and all previous months. This process can result in revisions each month to estimates for earlier periods. However, in most instances, the only noticeable revisions will be to the seasonally adjusted estimates for the previous month and one year prior to the current month.

Dissemination format(s)

Media release, excel spreadsheets, ABS.stat, html pages on the ABS website.

Recommended uses and limitations

The Australian Labour Account provides a conceptual framework through which existing labour market data from different sources can be confronted and integrated, with the aim of producing a coherent and consistent set of aggregate labour market statistics.

Quality comments

There are several sources of statistical error in source data which are reflected in internal discrepancies within the Australian Labour Account, most notably between household and business side estimates of numbers of filled jobs.