Union membership of people in paid employment in New Zealand
By age group, 2019 Q3, thousands of people
Employed: people in the working-age population who, during the reference week, did one of the following:
- worked for one hour or more for pay or profit in the context of an employee/employer relationship or self-employment
- worked without pay for one hour or more in work which contributed directly to the operation of a farm, business, or professional practice owned or operated by a relative
- had a job but were not at work due to: own illness or injury, personal or family responsibilities, bad weather or mechanical breakdown, direct involvement in an industrial dispute, or leave or holiday.
Labour force: members of the working-age population, who during the survey reference week, were classified as 'employed' or 'unemployed’.
Working-age population: the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This is the target population for this survey.
Union membership: whether an employee belongs to a union in their main job.
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Changes to data collection/processing
On 1 October 2019, Stats NZ revised all data from the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) to account for the latest population estimates. Figures published this quarter may differ from those previously published.
In the June quarter of 2016 a redeveloped version of the Household Labour Force Survey went into the field. The key purpose of the 2016 Household Labour Force Survey redevelopment was to improve the relevance and quality of the labour market statistics.
The new content includes more information about the nature of people’s employment conditions and work arrangements. This data can be used to better understand different patterns of employment.
The redeveloped HLFS also includes more detail from respondents who work in more than one job during a reference week.
Data provided by
Household Labour Force Survey: Paid Employees by Union Membership by Sex by Age Group (Quarterly) September 2019
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Paid employees by union membership by sex by age group (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Paid Employees by Union Membership by Sex by Age Group (Quarterly) September 2019, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 5-18
- Columns: 2-168
- Provided: 1,176 data points
This data forms the table Labour Force - Union membership of paid employees by sex by age group 2016 Q2–2019 Q3.
Dataset originally released on:
November 06, 2019
Purpose of collection
The primary purpose of the survey is to estimate the number of people employed, unemployed, and not in the labour force (NILF), and from them, the unemployment rate for the New Zealand labour market. The Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) is designed to produce statistics at the family level, and use of the survey for a purpose for which it was not designed is inevitably subject to some limitations.