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Study: EU-LFS 2001

Titles

Title European Union Labour Force Survey 2001

Abstract

EU-LFS 2001 contains the Module on Length and patterns of working time.

Coverage

Geographical Coverage

Time Period Covered

Since 1998, the transition to a quarterly continuous survey (with reference weeks spread uniformly throughout the year) has been gradually conducted by Member States. Some countries first introduced a continuous annual survey (meaning the reference weeks were uniformly distributed throughout the spring quarter) and then switched to a quarterly collection, whereas others moved directly to a quarterly continuous survey.

Notes

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References

Statistics Explained (Eurostat)
Eurostat (2003): The European Union labour force survey. Methods and definitions – 2001.
Eurostat (2000): Document for item 2.3 of the agenda Labour Force Survey: Ad hoc module 2001 on length and pattern of working time - list of variables. REVISED VERSION.

Country Specific Information: EU-LFS 2001

  • LV - Latvia

    National Reference

    Producer

    Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 18 834

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    All weeks in 2nd & 4th quarter, not uniformly spread

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    31.27% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for Latvia in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Latvia,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (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 14 814

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Central Population Register

    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

    41.38 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The a posteriori stratification variables are age group, sex, nationality and household size. The weightings are a function of the pattern of settlement and are updated according to the a posteriori stratification criteria.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Luxembourg,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • LT - Lithuania

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Lithuania

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 7 788

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    One week in 2nd & 4th quarter

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    42.77% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for Lithuania in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Lithuania,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • RO - Romania

    National Reference

    Producer

    National Instititue of Statistics Romania

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 43 742

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    24.62% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for Romania in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Romania,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • NO - Norway

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Norway

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 20 213

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)
    • Ad-hoc Module Data

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    13.18% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information avaiable for Norway in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Norway,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • HU - Hungary

    National Reference

    Producer

    Hungarian Central Statistical Office

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 84 671

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    One week per month

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    32.20% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for Hungary in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Hungary,
    EU-LFS Data 2002 (2013 release).

  • BG - Bulgaria

    National Reference

    Universe

    The resident population includes all persons usually residing in Bulgaria, including persons temporarily abroad (less than one year).

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 59 991

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Panel Design

    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

    32.39 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    -

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Bulgaria.

  • 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 or collective households on French metropolitan territory.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 178 143

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Population Census of 1999

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Stratification Criteria

    The primary units were stratified by crossing 21 regions and
    10 categories of commune.
    For the second level, in the rural cantons and the urban units
    with fewer than 10 000 inhabitants, in each primary unit
    sample, communes with fewer than 160 dwellings were
    combined with adjoining communes. A commune (or group
    of communes) was then drawn with a probability proportional
    to the number of dwellings.
    In each urban sample with more than 10 000 inhabitants, a
    list of census districts was drawn up, showing the number of
    dwellings. After a calculation of the quotient between the
    number of dwellings in the urban unit and the number of
    areas to be drawn there, districts were segmented in as
    many portions and a sample district in proportion to the
    number of houses was drawn in each portion. The same
    principle was applied to urban areas with more than 100 000
    inhabitants.
    The final level of sampling consists in cutting out the
    secondary unit in areas with between about 80 to 160
    dwellings according to the strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results (more than 1 week)

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    29.99 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Each of the three sub-samples is adjusted in line with the population pyramid at the time of the survey, by sex and five-year age group.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    During the second phase, a method known as raking ratio is used to adjust the weighting of each household so that the survey estimates agree with independent demographic estimates by sex and five-year age group. This method ensures that analyses at the level of individuals and households yield consistent results.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire France,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (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 26 391

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    National Register of Persons

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    The entire national territory is divied into districts forming 43 strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    0

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    24.58 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The population and the sample are the subject of a posteriori stratification by administrative district, sex and age.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    In each of the strata thus obtained, a weighting is calculated whose
    numerator is the population as at 1 January according to the National Register of Persons and whose denominator the number of usable responses.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods and Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Belgium.

  • 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 15 986

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Central Population Register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Individuals

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Sampling Method

    The sample comprises 5000 persons aged 16-66 registered as
    unemployed two quarters prior to the survey Quarter and 11 665 persons aged 15-74 drawn from the Population register (and not registered as unemployed two quarters prior to the survey quarter).

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    3

    Units

    • Individual

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    2.34% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    For the part of the sample comprising registered unemployed persons, an a posteriori stratification by age, income and level of educational attainment is done. For the remainder of the sample, the a posteriori stratification is carried out on the basis of age, gross income and sector of activity.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Denmark.

  • FI - Finland

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Finnish Labour Force Survey

    Producer

    Statistics Finland

    Universe

    Persons who, according to the Population Register, were legally domiciled in Finland on 31 December of the year preceding the survey. Persons temporarily absent from the country are included, as are foreign nationals who intend to reside in Finland for at least a year.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 42 712

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Central Population Register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Individuals

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    The population of individuals is divided into strata, these are
    formed according to NUTS 1 regions with over-sampling from the Autonomous Territory of the Åland Islands.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    5; 3-(1)-2

    Units

    • Individual

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    17.57 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A posteriori stratification at one level is performed by sex, five-year age group and NUTS III region (22 regions).

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    "Information on job applicants obtained from the Ministry of Employment is also used as a post-stratification variable.
    The data are limited to the aggregates of the central population register."

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Finland,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • 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 105 405

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census of Population 1996

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Dwelling blocks

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    Strata are formed by breaking the counties down by degree of urbanisation.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    5

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    34.31% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The sample is stratified a posteriori by NUTS III region, age group and sex. Independent demographic estimates are used for the stratification.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The weightings are calculated using the inverse of the
    probability of selection after adjustment to the population pyramid by sex and age group and on population distribution by NUTS III region.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Ireland,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • AT - Austria

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    The Austrian micro-census / Mikrozensus

    Producer

    Statistik Austria

    Universe

    Persons who have their main residence on Austrian territory during the reference week.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 59 296

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census of Dwellings and Houses

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification was carried out within each Bundesland using data obtained from the census on the number of occupants, size, period of construction and amenities.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    8

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Quarterly results (not uniformly spread)

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    36.14 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The extrapolated population is based on independent demographic estimates by Bundesland, sex and age, an additional constraint being that the share of foreign nationals in the total population must tally with the latest demographic estimates. An iterative process is applied to ensure that all members of a given household have an equal weighting.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Austria,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • CZ - Czech Republic

    National Reference

    Producer

    Czech Statistical Office

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 63 964

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    5

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    48.48% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No detailed information available for Czech Republic 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Czech Republic.

  • CY - Cyprus

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistical Service of Cyprus, Ministry of Finance

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 10 596

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    44.33% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No detailed information available for Cyprus in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Cyprus.

  • SE - Sweden

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Arbetskraftsundersökningen

    Producer

    Statistics Sweden

    Universe

    Persons between 15 and 74 who are domiciled in Sweden according to the Population Register.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 50 512

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Statistics Sweden's Register of the Total Population

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Individuals

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    The sample is stratified according to sex, region, nationality and employment status according to the Register of Employment, which gives a total of 192 strata.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    8

    Units

    • Individual

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    3.25 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Totals are calculated taking into account the probability of selection. The estimate is based on two types of a posteriori stratification, depending on whether the interviewees are employed or unemployed.
    To estimate the number of unemployed, a posteriori stratification is carried out by sex, age group and employment status according to the Register of Unemployment.
    To estimate the number of persons in employment, and those temporarily absent from work, a posteriori stratification of the sample and population is carried out by sex, age group and branch of activity. 147 strata are obtained this way.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Sweden,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • SI - Slovenia

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 19 607

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    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

    57.58% %

    Weighting

    Notes

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

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Slovenia,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • SK - Slovakia

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    pracovných síl

    Producer

    Statistical Office of the Slovac Republic

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 30 554

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    53.93 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for the Slovac Republic in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Slovakia,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • IS - Iceland

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Iceland

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 3 685

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    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

    0.95 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for Iceland in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release),
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Iceland.

  • UK - Great Britain

    National Reference

    Producer

    UK Office for National Statistics

    Universe

    Persons living in private households, including persons who are temporarily absent.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 135 887

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)
    • Ad-hoc Module Data

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    GB: Royal Mail's Postcode Address File, NI: Rating and Valuation List

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Addresses

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    Most of Great Britain constitutes one stratum, while the far north
    of Scotland forms a separate stratum and Northern Ireland three strata (Belfast and eastern and western Northern Ireland).

    Sampling Method

    Northern Ireland: single random sampling design +
    Far north of Scotland: telephone number is PSU

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    5

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    32.87 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Address

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The adjustment procedure is based on a three-stage a posteriori stratification. Figures are based on independent demographic estimates. The stratification variable for the first stage is the Local Authority District or Unitary Authority. This stage makes it possible to make adjustments for different rates of non-response in the various local authority areas and ensures that the results are geographically representative. The second-stage variables are sex and age group. This stratification is intended to ensure that the age profile of the 16-24 year old is correct at national level. The variables in the third stage are region, sex and age group.
    The three stages are applied by means of an iterative procedure designed to ensure that the estimates are consistent with the stratification variable sets.

    Notes

    Main characteristics of National Surveys in 2010
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom
    EU-LFS Data 2010 (2013 release)

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire United Kingdom,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • IT - Italy

    National Reference

    Producer

    Italian National Institute of Statistics

    Universe

    The resident population is that recorded in the Population Registers of Italian communes.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 196 236

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Communal 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

    6; 2-2-2

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    One week per quarter

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    33.92 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Data are stratified a posteriori by sex and age group. The results are then adjusted to take account of independent demographic estimates and the weightings are calculated taking into account the probability of selection.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Italy,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • PT - Portugal

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Portugal

    Universe

    Individuals residing in a private dwelling during the reference week.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 45 681

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    1991 Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Census enumeration units

    Stratification Criteria

    The sample is stratified according to seven NUTS II regions.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    6

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    47.81 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A posteriori stratification is carried out by sex and age group. After adjustment for the different probability of sampling between the regions, the results are extrapolated to the total population.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Portugal,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • PL - Poland

    National Reference

    Producer

    Central Statistical Office of Poland

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 57 575

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Units

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    39.70% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    There is no information available for Poland in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Poland,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • CH - Switzerland

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    SLFS – Swiss Labour Force Survey /
    SAKE – Schweizerische Arbeitskräfteerhebung

    Producer

    Federal Statistical Office FSO

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 18 738

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Spring results

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    0.98 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    -

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Switzerland.

  • 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 80 282

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification is carried out by administrative region and degree of urbanisation. Thus, each NUTS 2 region constitutes the first stratification level. Within each NUTS 2 region, communes and municipalities are stratified according to the Department (NUTS 3 region) to which they belong and the population of the main town. Saolnika and Athens are divided into 10 and 40 contiguous, well-defined sub-strata respectively.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    6

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    Yes

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    42.50% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    No stratification is carried out a posteriori.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Greece,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • ES - Spain

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Economically active population survey

    Producer

    Spanish Statistical Office

    Universe

    The population residing in private households is covered, including servants; persons living in collective households and persons who are temporarily absent are sampled via the parents living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 173 643

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Census sections

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification is carried out in each primary unit, taking into account the province and the degree of urbanisation of the municipality. The strata thus obtained are subdivided into six sub-strata using information on the predominant socio-economic status of the population in the section.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    6

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    58.85% %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Every quarter, population projections by age group and Spanish provinces (NUTS 3) are calculated. Projections by age and region are distributed by stratum in proportion to the population of each stratum. In each stratum, age group and region, the weighting is determined by the ratio of the projection to the sample size.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The sample is calibrated in order to adjust to the population disribution. The auxiliary information used is the population by sex, age, nationality and NUTS 2. A linear weighting method is used, in which each member of the household has the same weight.

    Notes

    Sampling Design: Systematic regarding Primary Sampling Units, Random regarding Secondary Sampling Units

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Spain,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (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 90 264

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    List of all addresses drawn up by the postal services in combination with the Population Register.

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Municipality

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Addresses

    Stratification Criteria

    66 strata are defined using cross-classification based on 40
    'Corop' regions and 18 employment-exchange regions.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    2

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    45.93 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of selection probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A posteriori stratification in two stages is applied, using independent demographic information. A linear weighting method in which each member of the household has the same weight is used. For a posteriori stratification are used: a detailed breakdown by age, sex, ethnic background, martial status and region.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    Weights are benchmarked to the population totals without the institutional population.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: Methods & Definitions 1998,
    EU-LFS Questionnaire Netherlands,
    EU-LFS Data 2001 (2013 release).

  • EE - Estonia

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Estonian Labour Force Survey

    Producer

    Statistics Estonia

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 5 179

    Available Data

    • Yearly Data
    • Quarterly Data (Q1)
    • Quarterly Data (Q2)
    • Quarterly Data (Q3)
    • Quarterly Data (Q4)

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Panel Design

    Units

    • Individual
    • Household

    Data Collection

    Date of Data Collection

    Continuous survey

    Participation Mandatory

    No

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    16.69% %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No detailed information available for Estonia in 2001.

    References

    EU-LFS Questionnaire Estonia.