Commission Regulation (EC) No 430/2005 of 15 March 2005 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community concerning the codification to be used for data transmission from 2006 onwards and


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17.3.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 71/36

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 430/2005
of 15 March 2005
implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community concerning the codification to be used for data transmission from 2006 onwards and the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 of 9 March 1998 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (1), and in particular Articles 3, 4(3) and 4(4) thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 577/98 implementing measures are necessary in order to define the codification of the variables to be used for the data transmission.

(2)

Under Article 4(4) of Regulation (EC) No 577/98 a list of variables, hereinafter referred to as structural variables, may be identified from among the survey characteristics which need to be surveyed only as annual averages with reference to 52 weeks rather than as quarterly averages. Therefore the conditions for the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables should be laid down.

(3)

In view of the importance of data on employment and unemployment, the totals for these indicators should be consistent whether they are produced from the annual sub-sample or on the basis of an annual average of the four quarterly full samples.

(4)

In view of the importance of data collected in ad hoc modules, this information should be combinable with any other variable from the survey.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Statistical Programme Committee established by Council Decision 89/382/EEC, Euratom (2),
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Article 1
The conditions for the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables are laid down in Annex I.
Article 2
The codes for the variables to be used for data transmission for the years 2006 onwards are laid down in Annex II.
Article 3
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 15 March 2005.


For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA


Member of the Commission




(1)  OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, p. 3. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2257/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council (OJ L 336, 23.12.2003, p. 6).

(2)  Council Decision of 19 June 1989 establishing a Committee on the Statistical Programmes of the European Communities (OJ L 181, 28.6.1989, p. 47).

ANNEX I
CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF A SUB-SAMPLE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON STRUCTURAL VARIABLES
1.   Yearly/quarterly variables
The word ‘yearly’ in the ‘Periodicity’ column of the Codification laid down in Annex II, identifies structural variables which optionally need only to be surveyed as annual averages, using a sub-sample of independent observations with reference to 52 weeks, rather than as quarterly averages. Core variables to be surveyed each quarter are identified as ‘quarterly’.
2.   Representativeness of the results
For structural variables, the relative standard error (without taking design effect into account) of any yearly estimate representing 1 % or more of the working age population shall not exceed:

(a)
9 % for countries with a population between 1 million and 20 million inhabitants and
(b)
5 % for countries with a population of 20 million or more.
Countries with less than 1 million inhabitants are exempted from these precision requirements and structural variables should be collected for the total sample unless the sample meets requirements expressed in (a).
For countries using a sub-sample for data collection on structural variables, if more than one wave is used, the total sub-sample used shall consist of independent observations.
3.   Consistency of totals
Consistency between annual sub-sample totals and full sample annual averages shall be ensured for employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex and for the following age groups: 15 to 24, 25 to 34, 35 to 44, 45 to 54, 55 +.
4.   Ad hoc modules
The sample used to collect information on ad hoc modules shall also provide information on structural variables.


ANNEX II
CODIFICATION

Name
Column
Periodicity
Code
Description
Filter/Remarks
DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND
HHSEQNUM
1/2
QUARTERLY
 

Sequence number in the household (it should remain the same for all waves)

everybody
01-98
Two-digit sequence number allocated to each member of the household
HHLINK
3
YEARLY
 

Relationship to reference person in the household

HHTYPE = 1, 3
1
Reference person
2
Spouse (or cohabiting partner) of reference person
3
Child of reference person (or of his/her spouse or cohabiting partner)
4
Ascendant relative of reference person (or of his/her spouse or cohabiting partner)
5
Other relative
6
Other
9
Not applicable (HHTYPE ≠ 1, 2)
HHSPOU
4/5
YEARLY
 

Sequence number of spouse or cohabiting partner

HHTYPE = 1, 3
01-98
Sequence number of spouse or cohabiting partner in the household
99
Not applicable (person does not belong to a private household, or has no partner, or the partner does not belong to this private household)
HHFATH
6/7
YEARLY
 

Sequence number of father

HHTYPE = 1, 3
01-98
Sequence number of father in the household
99
Not applicable (person does not belong to a private household, or the father does not belong to this private household)
HHMOTH
8/9
YEARLY
 

Sequence number of mother

HHTYPE = 1, 3
01-98
Sequence number of mother in the household
99
Not applicable (person does not belong to a private household, or the mother does not belong to this private household)
SEX
10
QUARTERLY
 

Sex

everybody
1
Male
2
Female
YEARBIR
11/14
QUARTERLY
 

Year of birth
The 4 digits of year of birth are entered
everybody
DATEBIR
15
QUARTERLY
 

Date of birth in relation to the end of reference period

everybody
1
Person’s birthday falls between 1 January and the end of the reference week
2
Person’s birthday falls after the end of the reference week
MARSTAT
16
YEARLY
 

Marital status

everybody
1
Single
2
Married
3
Widowed
4
Divorced or legally separated
blank
No answer
NATIONAL
17/18
QUARTERLY
 

Nationality
For coding, see ISO country classification
everybody
YEARESID
19/20
YEARLY
 

Years of residence in this country

everybody
00
Born in this country
01-10
Number of years for person who has been in this country for 1 to 10 years
11
Been in this country for more than 10 years
blank
No answer
COUNTRYB
21/22
QUARTERLY
 

Country of birth
For coding, see ISO country classification
YEARESID ≠ 00
99
Not applicable (col.19/20 = 00)
blank
No answer
PROXY
23
QUARTERLY
 

Nature of participation in the survey

everybody aged 15 years or more
1
Direct participation
2
Participation via another member of the household
9
Not applicable (child less than 15 years old)
blank
No answer
LABOUR STATUS
WSTATOR
24
QUARTERLY
 

Labour status during the reference week

everybody aged 15 years or more
1
Did any work for pay or profit during the reference week — one hour or more (including family workers but excluding conscripts on compulsory military or community service)
2
Was not working but had a job or business from which he/she was absent during the reference week (including family workers but excluding conscripts on compulsory military or community service)
3
Was not working because on lay-off
4
Was a conscript on compulsory military or community service
5
Other (15 years or more) who neither worked nor had a job or business during the reference week
9
Not applicable (child less than 15 years old)
NOWKREAS
25/26
QUARTERLY
 

Reason for not having worked at all though having a job

WSTATOR = 2
00
Bad weather
01
Slack work for technical or economic reasons
02
Labour dispute
03
School education or training
04
Own illness, injury or temporary disability
05
Maternity leave
06
Parental leave
07
Holidays
08
Compensation leave (within the framework of working time banking or an annualised hours contract)
09
Other reasons (e.g. personal or family responsibilities)
99
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 1, 3-5, 9)
EMPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MAIN JOB
STAPRO
27
QUARTERLY
 

Professional status

WSTATOR = 1, 2
1
Self-employed with employees
2
Self-employed without employees
3
Employee
4
Family worker
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
SIGNISAL
28
QUARTERLY
 

Continuing receipt of the wage or salary

(WSTATOR = 2 or 3) and NOWKREAS ≠ 04 and NOWKREAS ≠ 05 and STAPRO = 3
1
Absent for up to and including 3 months
2
Absent for more than 3 months and receiving a wage, salary or social allowances corresponding to half or more of the salary
3
Absent for more than 3 months and receiving a wage, salary or social allowances corresponding to less than half of the salary
4
Don’t know
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR ≠ 2, 3 or NOWKREAS = 04 and NOWKREAS = 05 or STAPRO ≠ 3)
NACE3D
29/31
QUARTERLY
 

Economic activity of the local unit
NACE Rev. 1.1 coded at 2 or if possible 3 digit level
WSTATOR = 1, 2
000
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
ISCO4D
32/35
QUARTERLY
 

Occupation
ISCO-88 (COM) coded at 3 or if possible 4 digit level
WSTATOR = 1, 2
9999
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
SUPVISOR
36
YEARLY
 

Supervisory responsibilities

STAPRO = 3
1
Yes
2
No
9
STAPRO ≠ 3
blank
No answer
SIZEFIRM
37/38
YEARLY
 

Number of persons working at the local unit

STAPRO = 1, 3, 4, blank
01-10
Exact number of persons, if between 1 and 10
11
11 to 19 persons
12
20 to 49 persons
13
50 persons or more
14
Do not know but less than 11 persons
15
Do not know but more than 10 persons
99
Not applicable (STAPRO = 2, 9)
blank
No answer
COUNTRYW
39/40
QUARTERLY
 

Country of place of work
For coding, see ISO country classification
WSTATOR = 1, 2
99
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
REGIONW
41/42
QUARTERLY
 

Region of place of work
NUTS 2
WSTATOR = 1, 2
99
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
YSTARTWK
43/46
QUARTERLY
 

Year in which person started working for this employer or as self-employed
Enter the 4 digits of the year concerned
WSTATOR = 1, 2
9999
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
MSTARTWK
47/48
QUARTERLY
 

Month in which person started working for this employer or as self-employed

YSTARTWK ≠ 9999, blank & REFYEAR-YSTARTWK 2)
blank
No answer
WAYJFOUN
49
YEARLY
 

Involvement of the public employment office at any moment in finding the present job

STAPRO = 3 & has started this job in the last 12 months
0
No
1
Yes
9
STAPRO ≠ 3 or has started this job more than 1 year ago
blank
No answer
FTPT
50
QUARTERLY
 

Full-time/part-time distinction

WSTATOR = 1, 2
1
Full-time job
2
Part-time job
9
WSTATOR ≠ 1, 2
blank
No answer
FTPTREAS
51
YEARLY
 

Reasons for the part-time work
Part-time job is taken because:
FTPT = 2
1
Person is undergoing school education or training
2
Of own illness or disability
3
Looking after children or incapacitated adults
4
Other personal or family reasons
5
Person could not find a full-time job
6
Of other reasons
9
Not applicable (FTPT ≠ 2)
blank
No answer
TEMP
52
QUARTERLY
 

Permanency of the job

STAPRO = 3
1
Person has a permanent job or work contract of unlimited duration
2
Person has temporary job/work contract of limited duration
9
Not applicable (STAPRO ≠ 3)
blank
No answer
TEMPREAS
53
YEARLY
 

Reasons for having a temporary job/work contract of limited duration
Person has temporary job/work contract of limited duration because:
TEMP = 2
1
It is a contract covering a period of training (apprentices, trainees, research assistants, etc.)
2
Person could not find a permanent job
3
Person did not want a permanent job
4
It is a contract for a probationary period
9
Not applicable (TEMP ≠ 2)
blank
No answer
TEMPDUR
54
QUARTERLY
 

Total duration of temporary job or work contract of limited duration

TEMP = 2
1
Less than one month
2
1 to 3 months
3
4 to 6 months
4
7 to 12 months
5
13 to 18 months
6
19 to 24 months
7
25 to 36 months
8
More than 3 years
9
Not applicable (TEMP ≠ 2)
blank
No answer
TEMPAGCY
55
YEARLY
 

Contract with a temporary employment agency

STAPRO = 3
0
No
1
Yes
9
Not applicable (STAPRO ≠ 3)
blank
No answer
ATYPICAL WORK
SHIFTWK
56
YEARLY
 

Shift work

STAPRO = 3
1
Person does shift work
3
Person never does shift work
9
Not applicable (STAPRO ≠ 3)
blank
No answer
EVENWK
57
YEARLY
 

Evening work

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
1
Person usually works in the evening
2
Person sometimes works in the evening
3
Person never works in the evening
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
NIGHTWK
58
YEARLY
 

Night work

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
1
Person usually works at night
2
Person sometimes works at night
3
Person never works at night
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
SATWK
59
YEARLY
 

Saturday work

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
1
Person usually works on Saturdays
2
Person sometimes works on Saturdays
3
Person never works on Saturdays
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
SUNWK
60
YEARLY
 

Sunday work

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
1
Person usually works on Sundays
2
Person sometimes works on Sundays
3
Person never works on Sundays
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
HOURS WORKED
HWUSUAL
61/62
QUARTERLY
 

Number of hours per week usually worked in the main job

WSTATOR = 1, 2
00
Usual hours cannot be given because hours worked vary considerably from week to week or from month to month
01-98
Number of hours usually worked in the main job
99
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
HWACTUAL
63/64
QUARTERLY
 

Number of hours actually worked during the reference week in the main job

WSTATOR = 1, 2
00
Person having a job or business and not having worked at all in the main activity during the reference week (WSTATOR = 2)
01-98
Number of hours actually worked in the main job during the reference week
99
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
HWOVERP
65/66
QUARTERLY
 

Paid overtime in the reference week in the main job

STAPRO = 3
00-98
Number of paid overtime hours
99
Not applicable (STAPRO ≠ 3)
blank
No answer
HWOVERPU
67/68
QUARTERLY
 

Unpaid overtime in the reference week in the main job

STAPRO = 3
00-98
Number of unpaid overtime hours
99
Not applicable (STAPRO ≠ 3)
blank
No answer
HOURREAS
69/70
QUARTERLY
 

Main reason for hours actually worked during the reference week being different from the person’s usual hours

HWUSUAL = 00-98 & HWACTUAL = 01-98
 
Person has worked more than usual due to:
01
— variable hours (e.g. flexible working hours)
16
— overtime
02
— other reasons
 
Person has worked less than usual due to:
03
— bad weather
04
— slack work for technical or economic reasons
05
— labour dispute
06
— education or training
07
— variable hours (e.g. flexible working hours)
08
— own illness, injury or temporary disability
09
— maternity or parental leave
10
— special leave for personal or family reasons
11
— annual holidays
12
— bank holidays
13
— start of/change in job during reference week
14



end of job without taking up a new one during reference week

15
— other reasons
97
Person having worked usual hours during the reference week (HWUSUAL = HWACTUAL = 01-98)
98
Person whose hours vary considerably from week to week or month to month and who did not state a reason for a divergence between the actual and usual hours (HWUSUAL = 00 & HOURREAS#01-16)
99
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 2-5, 9 or HWUSUAL = blank or HWACTUAL = blank)
blank
No answer
WISHMORE
71
QUARTERLY
 

Wish to work usually more than the current number of hours

(WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2)
0
No
1
Yes
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
WAYMORE
72
YEARLY
 

Way that a person who wants to work more hours, can

WISHMORE = 1
1
Through an additional job
2
Through a job working more hours than the present job
3
Only within the present job
4
In any of the above ways
9
Not applicable (WISHMORE ≠ 1)
blank
No answer
HWWISH
73/74
QUARTERLY
 

Number of hours that the person would like to work in total

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
01-98
Number of hours wished to work in total
99
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
HOMEWK
75
YEARLY
 

Working at home

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
1
Person usually works at home
2
Person sometimes works at home
3
Person never works at home
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
LOOKOJ
76
QUARTERLY
 

Looking for another job

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
0
Person is not looking for another job
1
Person is looking for another job
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
LOOKREAS
77
YEARLY
 

Reasons for looking for another job

LOOKOJ = 1
1



of risk or certainty of loss or termination of present job

2
— actual job is considered as a transitional job
3



seeking an additional job to add more hours to those worked in present job

4



seeking a job with more hours worked than in present job

5



seeking a job with less hours worked than in present job

6



of wish to have better working conditions (e.g. pay, working or travel time, quality of work)

7
— of other reasons
9
— Not applicable (LOOKOJ ≠ 1)
blank
No answer
SECOND JOB
EXIST2J
78
QUARTERLY
 

Existence of more than one job or business

WSTATOR = 1 or WSTATOR = 2
1
Person had only one job or business during the reference week
2
Person had more than one job or business during the reference week (not due to change of job or business)
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 3-5, 9)
blank
No answer
STAPRO2J
79
QUARTERLY
 

Professional status (in the second job)

EXIST2J = 2
1
Self-employed with employees
2
Self-employed without employees
3
Employee
4
Family worker
9
Not applicable (EXIST2J = 1, 9, blank)
blank
No answer
NACE2J2D
80/81
QUARTERLY
 

Economic activity of the local unit (in the second job)
NACE Rev. 1.1
EXIST2J = 2
00
Not applicable (EXIST2J = 1, 9, blank)
blank
No answer
HWACTUA2
82/83
QUARTERLY
 

Number of hours actually worked during the reference week in the second job

EXIST2J = 2
00
Person not having worked in the second job during the reference week
01-98
Number of hours actually worked in the second job during the reference week
99
Not applicable (EXIST2J = 1, 9, blank)
blank
No answer
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE OF PERSON NOT IN EMPLOYMENT
EXISTPR
84
QUARTERLY
 

Existence of previous employment experience

WSTATOR = 3-5
0
Person has never been in employment (purely occasional work, such as vacation work, compulsory military or community service are not to be considered as employment)
1
Person has already been in employment (purely occasional work, such as vacation work, compulsory military or community service are not to be considered as employment)
9
Not applicable (WSTATOR = 1, 2 or 9)
blank
No answer
YEARPR
85/88
QUARTERLY
 

Year in which person last worked
Enter the 4 digits of the year in which person last worked
EXISTPR = 1
9999
Not applicable (EXISTPR = 0, 9, blank)
blank
No answer
MONTHPR
89/90
QUARTERLY
 

Month in which person last worked

YEARPR ≠ 9999, blank & REFYEAR-YEARPR 2)
blank
No answer
LEAVREAS
91/92
YEARLY
 

Main reason for leaving last job or business

EXISTPR = 1 and REFYEAR-YEARPR