The Role of Administrative Data in New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey
Chris M.H. Hansen
Statistical Methods, Statistics New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

The Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) is a database containing tax data for employees, self-employed persons, and benefit recipients. This paper considers the feasibility of linking LEED and the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) for quality improvement purposes - in particular, using LEED data as an auxiliary data source during HLFS estimation. In addition, we consider practical issues associated with data linkage as well as conceptual differences between LEED and the HLFS.

Keywords: tax data; labour force statistics; linking; auxiliary data

Biography: Chris Hansen has worked at Statistics New Zealand for seven years. He originally worked as a labour market analyst before moving to statistical methods where he currently works on household survey methodology.