National Statistics

Labour Force Survey Local Area Database 2016

This report provides detailed geographical analysis of the main indicators from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) Local Area Database 2016.


Labour Force Survey Local Area Database 2016


The LFS is the largest regular household survey in Northern Ireland, providing a rich source of information on the labour force using internationally agreed concepts and definitions. It is a quarterly sample survey and is therefore subject to sampling error, which decreases as the sample size increases. The Local Area Database (LADB) is an annual database which comprises responses from four consecutive quarters of the LFS and thus contains 60% more records than the quarterly databases, facilitating more extensive sub-regional analysis.

Published 27 September 2017