Measuring Labour Mobility in New Zealand

Walter Davis
Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee Database (LEED) links employer payroll data with Statistics New Zealand’s Business Frame to create a view of the labour market which includes nearly every business and employee in the economy. This database provides the opportunity to investigate the dynamics of the labour market. This presentation looks at the possibilities and challenges of using LEED to measure geographic labour mobility in 58 labour market areas (LMAs) as defined by the Department of Labour (Newell & Papps 2001). Preliminary analysis will investigate inter-regional labour flows and mobility by various firm and worker characteristics.

Session 2d, Social Data: 16:40 — 17:00, Room 031

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