Household Labour Force Survey sources and methods: 2015 provides HLFS customers with a technical description of the new sample design for the HLFS.
It also covers technical details on other aspects of the survey, including collection methodology, estimation and imputation methodology, and coding and processing details (at the December 2014 quarter).
We are phasing in the new HLFS sample over two years, with the first one-eighth of the sample rotated into the field in the December 2014 quarter. Chapter 9 outlines major changes made to the HLFS, both in the past and as a result of this redevelopment.
Note: The benchmarks we use for the HLFS are five-year age groups by sex, the number of Māori adults by two age groups (age 15–29, 30+), and 12 regions. We are incorporating regional benchmarks in the HLFS population rebase release on 31 March 2015.
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Statistics NZ (2015). Household Labour Force Survey sources and methods: 2015. Available from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-478-42956-5 (online)
Published 27 February 2015