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  • Guide to the

    Quarterly Labour Force Survey

    August 2008

    Report number: 02-11-01

  • Statistics South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey, August 2008

    Report number: 02-11-01

    Table of contents

    1. Background ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2. Objective of this guide................................................................................................................................. 1 3. History of the labour force survey ............................................................................................................... 1

    3.1 The October Household Survey (OHS).............................................................................................. 1 3.2 The Labour Force Survey (LFS)......................................................................................................... 1 3.3 The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)...................................................................................... 1

    4. Objective of the QLFS................................................................................................................................. 2 5. The QLFS survey design ............................................................................................................................ 2

    5.1 Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 2 5.2 Survey requirements and design........................................................................................................ 2 5.3 Sample rotation .................................................................................................................................. 2 5.4 Weighting............................................................................................................................................ 3

    5.4.1 Non-response adjustment.......................................................................................................... 3 5.4.2 Final survey weights .................................................................................................................. 3

    5.5 Estimation........................................................................................................................................... 3 5.6 Reliability of the survey estimates ...................................................................................................... 3

    5.6.1 Variance estimation ................................................................................................................... 3 5.6.2 Other measures of precision ..................................................................................................... 4

    6. Determining labour market status ............................................................................................................... 5 6.1 Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 5 6.2 The labour force framework ............................................................................................................... 5 6.3 Non-market production activities ........................................................................................................ 6

    7. Implementing the labour force framework in the QLFS .............................................................................. 6 7.1 Employment........................................................................................................................................ 7 7.2 Non-market production activities in the QLFS.................................................................................... 8 7.3 Unemployment ................................................................................................................................... 8 7.4 Not economically active...................................................................................................................... 8

    8. Data collection...........................................................................................................................................10 8.1 Introduction.......................................................................................................................................10 8.2 Real Time Management System (RTMS) ........................................................................................10 8.3 Assignment planning system............................................................................................................11 8.4 Data collection ..................................................................................................................................11 8.5 Pre-data collection activities.............................................................................................................11

    8.5.1 Training and refresher training ................................................................................................11 8.5.2 Logistics ...................................................................................................................................11 8.5.3 Publicity....................................................................................................................................12 8.5.4 Listing and listing maintenance ...............................................................................................12

    9. Data processing ........................................................................................................................................12 9.1 Introduction.......................................................................................................................................12 9.2 Processing phases ...........................................................................................................................12

    9.2.1 Receiving of questionnaires.....................................................................................................12 9.2.2 Primary preparation .................................................................................................................12 9.2.3 Guillotining ...............................................................................................................................13 9.2.4 Secondary preparation ............................................................................................................13 9.2.5 Scanning..................................................................................................................................13 9.2.6 Verification ...............................................................................................................................13 9.2.7 Electronic coding .....................................................................................................................13 9.2.8 Automated editing and imputation ...........................................................................................13 9.2.9 Master Sample.........................................................................................................................14

    9.3 Electronic systems for processing....................................................................................................14 9.3.1 Stores Management System (SMS) ........................................................................................14 9.3.2 Scanning system .....................................................................................................................14 9.3.3 Electronic coding system.........................................................................................................14 9.3.4 Updating and image retrieval system ......................................................................................14 9.3.5 Master Sample capturing system ............................................................................................14 9.3.6 Head Office Processing System (HOPS) ................................................................................14

  • Statistics South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey, August 2008

    Report number: 02-11-01

    10. Questionnaire design and analysis.......................................................................................................15

    10.1 Questionnaire design .......................................................................................................................15 10.2 Questionnaire structure and content ................................................................................................15 10.3 Analysis ............................................................................................................................................15 10.4 Derived variables..............................................................................................................................16

    10.4.1 Under-utilisation of labour........................................................................................................16 10.4.2 The informal sector ..................................................................................................................16 10.4.3 Informal employment ...............................................................................................................18 10.4.4 Time-related underemployment...............................................................................................18 10.4.5 Unemployed new entrants to the labour force...............................................

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