Metadata for Official Statistics

Expand / Collapse

Use the - and -icon left of the headlines to open and close the different sections of the content area.

The - and -icon open / close all sections at once.

x

Tooltips

Explanatory notes are shown when the mouse cursor is moved over the field headlines.

x

myMetadataBox

The myMetadata Box collects variables which can be used in the functions of the work with myMetadata section.

Add variables
via drag & drop into the box in the top right corner or by clicking the -icon which appears when you hover over the variables name or headline.

Add variable lists
On pages displaying variable lists you can add complete lists of variables as well by using the -icon which is placed next to the headline.

Remove a selected variable
with the -icon which appears on the right when hovering the variable in the list.

x

Study: EU-LFS 1983

Titles

Title European Union Labour Force Survey 1983

Abstract

Coverage

Geographical Coverage

Time Period Covered

From 1983 to 1997, the EU Labour Force Survey was conducted only in spring (quarter 1 or 2 depending on the country).

Notes

There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
2001.

References

Eurostat (1988): The European Union labour force survey. Methods and definitions – 1988.

Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 1983

  • FR - France

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Questionnaire logement de l’enquête emploi

    Producer

    National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies

    Universe

    Population aged 15+ living in private households on French metropolitan territory.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 169 549

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    1982 Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Stratification Criteria

    The PSUs were stratified by the 21 regions of the country [...] and by six categories accordig to their degree od urbanization. By this cross-classification 120 strata were formed.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    33.42 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    To compensate for non-response all households are cross-classified by the following variables: category of dwelling, employment status of the head of household, category of commune, size of household, sex and age of the head. These characteristics for the non-responding households are based on information collected either from the current survey or the preceding one.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    An independent estimate based on 1982 census projections of the population falling into five-year age group/sex categories is divided by the survey estimates derived from the previous two factors to provide a national age-sex factor, which is then entered on all records belonging to the appropriate category. The national estimates thus derived refer only to persons living in private households.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire France
    EU-LFS Data 1986 (2013 release)

  • LU - Luxembourg

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Erhebung über Arbeitskräfte

    Producer

    infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences

    Universe

    The resident population comprises persons registered as residing in one of the communes.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 27 727

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    List of census districts (from general population census)

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • not stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    No stratification is carried out.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    One week per quarter

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    43.29 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Adjustment for non-response is made on the basis of the estimated total population based on the 1981 population census. The variables used in the post-stratification are sex, nationality and five-year age groups.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Luxembourg
    EU-LFS Data 1983 (2013 release)

  • GR - Greece

    National Reference

    Producer

    Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT)

    Universe

    The resident population comprises persons who usually reside on Greek territory and who spend most days and nights there.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 126 774

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    1981 Population Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Stratification Criteria

    Using as criterion the degree of urbanization, the localities of the country are allocated to 10 major strata. 8 strata are further subdivided into the nine administrative regions of the country; the stratum of Greater Salonica is divided into 10 and that of Greater Athens into 40 equally sized sub-strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    48.50% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A population adjustment, at national level, is carried out to ensure that the survey population estimates are identical to independent official population estimates.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1983
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Greece
    EU-LFS Data 1983 (2013 release)

  • NL - Netherlands

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Enquête Beroepsbevolking

    Producer

    Statistics Netherlands

    Universe

    Persons residing in the Netherlands living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 170 910

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    List of addresses

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Addresses

    Stratification Criteria

    The municipalities are assembled in 80 strata. These strata are geographic areas based on a cross-classification of 40 Corop regions (Committee for the Coordination of a Regional Research Programme) and 64 GAB regions (regional employment exchanges).

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    2

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    -

    End Date

    -

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    30.45 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The weighting consists of wo stages. In the first stage all cases are cross-classified by nationality, sex, age and region. The estimates of the first stage are the input for the second stage. In the second stage all classes are cross-classified in two ways by the same variables (sex, marital status, age and region). The two ways of cross-classification are based on different combinations of the regional classification and the classification of the three other variables. One cross-classification consists of a fine regional classification and a broad classification of the three other variables, the other cross-classification consists of a broad regional classification and a fine classification of the three other variables. The final weights are determined by iterative, proportional fitting of the first stage estimates to the two distributions in the second stage.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Netherlands
    EU-LFS Data 1983 (2013 release)

  • BE - Belgium

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Continuous Labour Force Survey /
    Ständige Erhebung über Arbeitskräfte

    Producer

    Directorate-general Statistics and Economic Information

    Universe

    Members of households residing on the national territory as at 1 January.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 110 468

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Population register in each commune, national register of natural persons

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    The national territory was divided into arrondissements (administrative districts), forming 43 strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    0

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    33.61 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Grossing to population counts and adjustments for non-response were based on a post-stratification according to sex and age within each arrondissement. In each of the classes thus formed, a weighting coefficient was calculated, using the estimated sex and age structure of the population on January 1.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Methods and Definitions 1988.
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Belgium.

  • UK - Great Britain

    National Reference

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size -

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

  • IT - Italy

    National Reference

    Producer

    Italian National Institute of Statistics

    Universe

    The reference population is the population recorded in the registry offices in the Italian municipalities living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 684 303

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Municipal registers

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification of the municipalities in each NUTS 3 province is based on the population of the communes.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4; 2-(2)-2

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    16.13 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Correction factors for the households' non-response are worked out as the reciprocal of the response ratio for each strata.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The correction factor that assures the sample replies the same structure as the population is determined with regard to the distribution by sex and age groups at NUTS 2 area and by sex and age groups of different width at NUTS 3 area.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2006,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Italy,
    EU-LFS Data 2006 (2013 release),
    EU-LFS 1983-2012: Overview of available datasets (2013 release)

  • DK - Denmark

    National Reference

    Universe

    Persons aged 15-66 with domicile in Denmark according to the Central Population Register living in either private or collective households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 203 663

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Current Population Register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Individuals

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    0% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Both the non-response adjustment and the total population adjustment were made on the basis of a post-stratification. The stratification  variables used were sex, year of birth and geographical region.
    The results have been adjusted by the calculation of one factor per family on 1 January. All persons in a given family are allocated the same factor values. Adjustment factors are calculated by means of post-stratification, which divides the sample into strata according to the size of family, age, sex, part of the country and urban/rural situation.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988.
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Denmark.

  • IE - Ireland

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Quarterly National Household Survey

    Producer

    Central Statistics Office Ireland

    Universe

    Persons who usually reside on Irish territory living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 146 954

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census of Population 1981

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Stratification Criteria

    Strata are formed by crossing counties with the level of urbanization. This results in a total of 151 strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    21.91% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Adjustments for non-response and listings which do not contain a dwelling unit were made by modifying the grossing-up factor, at PSU level, by a factor (1 + (population of non-response units) / (population of respondent units)).

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    A population adjustment, at regional level, was carried out for
    males and females separately by five-year age groups to ensure that the survey population estimates were identical to independent official population estimates.

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Republic of Slovenia in
    2001.

    References

    Methods & Definitions 1988
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Ireland
    EU-LFS Data 1983 (2013 release)