Labour Force - Employment relationships of paid employees by sex 2016 Q2–2021 Q2

Stats NZ


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.

Employment relationship: Distinguishes between different types of employees, according to whether they have a permanent or temporary work arrangement and what type of temporary work arrangement.

Data calculation/treatment

Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 in the June and September 2020 quarters, several seasonally adjusted series were specially treated to maintain a consistent estimate of the seasonal pattern.

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Changes to data collection/processing

This release incorporates revisions to historical household labour force survey data to account for the latest national population estimates. As such, figures published in this update may differ from those previously published.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Household Labour Force Survey: Paid Employees by Employment Relationship by Sex (Quarterly) June 2021


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Paid employees by employment relationship by sex (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Household Labour Force Survey: Paid Employees by Employment Relationship by Sex (Quarterly) June 2021

From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Paid Employees by Employment Relationship by Sex (Quarterly) June 2021, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 4-24
  • Columns: 2-22
  • Provided: 441 data points

Dataset originally released on:

August 04, 2021

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.