Labour Force - Reasons for not seeking work for people not in labour force by sex 2016 Q2–2019 Q3
Not in the labour force: any person in the working-age population who is neither employed nor unemployed. For example, this residual category includes people who:
- are retired
- have personal or family responsibilities such as unpaid housework and childcare
- attend educational institutions
- are permanently unable to work due to physical or mental disabilities,
- were temporarily unavailable for work in the survey reference week
- are not actively seeking work.
Respondents are asked for the reasons for not seeking work if they answer 'No' to...:
- Whether they have a job
- Whether they are looking for work
... and answer 'Yes' to:
- Whether they want to work.
For more information
This specific dataset excludes people who are not wanting to seek work.
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: Not in Labour Force by Sex by Reason for Not Seeking Work (Quarterly) September 2019
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Not in LF by Sex by Reason for Not Seeking Work (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Not in Labour Force by Sex by Reason for Not Seeking Work (Quarterly) September 2019, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-17
- Columns: 2-73
- Provided: 504 data points
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.