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Labour Force Survey – user guidance

This page lists user guides for using Labour Force Survey (LFS) data, providing guidance on the background and methodology of the LFS, details of current and past variables, the LFS questionnaire, LFS classifications and local area data.

Volume 1: Background and methodology
Volume 2: LFS questionnaire
Volume 2a: Transitional questionnaire
Volume 3: Details of LFS variables
Volume 3: Details of LFS variables (1992 to 2002)
Volume 4: LFS standard derived variables
Volume 5: LFS classifications
Volume 6: LFS local area data
Volume 7: LFS variables 1979 to 1991
Volume 8: Household family variables
Volume 9: Eurostat and Eurostat derived variables

2014 update

Volume 2: 2014 questionnaire (2.75 Mb Pdf)

Volume 3: 2014 details of LFS variables (2 Mb Pdf)

2013 update

Volume 2: 2013 questionnaire (2.36 Mb Pdf)

Volume 3: 2013 details of LFS variables (1.62 Mb Pdf)

2012 update

Volume 2: 2012 questionaire (808.1 Kb Pdf)

Volume 3: 2012 details of LFS variables (856.3 Kb Pdf)

Volume 4: 2012 LFS standard derived variables (2.72 Mb Pdf)

2011 update

Volume 1: Background and methodology (881.5 Kb Pdf)

Volume 2: 2011 questionnaire (821.1 Kb Pdf)

Volume 3: 2011 details of LFS variables (924.4 Kb Pdf)

Volume 4: 2011 LFS standard derived variables (5.46 Mb Pdf)

Longitudinal guide (94.6 Kb Pdf)

2010 update

Volume 2: 2010 questionnaire (1.16 Mb Pdf)

Volume 3: Details of LFS variables (2.42 Mb Pdf)

Volume 4: LFS standard derived variables (1.68 Mb Pdf)

Volume 9: Eurostat and Eurostat derived variables (1.7 Mb Pdf)

2009 update

Volume 1: Background and methodology (1.89 Mb Pdf)

Volume 2: 2009 questionnaire (911.1 Kb Pdf)

Volume 3: Details of LFS variables (2.41 Mb Pdf)

Volume 4: LFS standard derived variables (1.82 Mb Pdf)

Volume 5: LFS classifications (559.3 Kb Pdf)

Volume 9: Eurostat and Eurostat derived variables (2.32 Mb Pdf)

2008 update

Volume 2: 2008 questionnaire (721 Kb Pdf)

Volume 3: Details of LFS variables (1 Mb Pdf)

Volume 4: LFS standard derived variables (2.9 Mb Pdf)

Volume 8: Household and family data (179.8 Kb Pdf)

2007 release

Volume 1: Background and methodology (3.02 Mb Pdf)

Volume 2: 2007 questionnaire (855.8 Kb Pdf)

Volume 2a: 2007 transitional questionnaire (951.8 Kb Pdf)

Volume 3: Details of LFS variables (1.11 Mb Pdf)

Volume 3: Details of LFS variables 1992 - 2002 (1.87 Mb Pdf)

Volume 4: LFS standard derived variables (2.58 Mb ZIP)

Volume 5: LFS classifications (548.7 Kb Pdf)

Volume 6: Local area data (685.4 Kb Pdf)

Volume 7: LFS variables 1979 - 1991 (622.3 Kb Pdf)

Volume 8: Household and family data (382.5 Kb Pdf)

Volume 9: Eurostat and Eurostat derived variables (2.67 Mb Pdf)

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