People employed in New Zealand
By age group and sex, 2020 Q2, 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.
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Changes to data collection/processing
This release incorporates revisions to historical household labour force survey data from the September 2018 quarter to the March 2020 quarter to account for the latest national population estimates. As such, figures published this quarter may differ from those previously published.
Data provided by
Household Labour Force Survey: Persons Employed in the Labour Force, by Job Tenure by Sex by Age Group (Quarterly) June 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Persons employed in the labour force, by job tenure 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: Persons Employed in the Labour Force, by Job Tenure by Sex by Age Group (Quarterly) June 2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 5-21
- Columns: 2-190
- Provided: 3,213 data points
This data forms the table Labour Force - Job tenure for people employed by sex by age group 2016 Q2–2020 Q2.
Dataset originally released on:
August 05, 2020
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.