South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey 2012, Second Quarter

Short Name: 
ZAF 2012 QLFS Q2 

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) is a household-based sample survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). It collects quarterly data on the labour market activities of individuals aged 15 years or older who live in South Africa and are persons in the labour market, i.e., those who are employed; those who are unemployed and those who are not economically active.  Data collected includes: labour market activity, labour preferences, labour market history, demographic characteristics, marital status, employment status, education, grants, and taxes.  The quarterly series of the labour force surveys (LFS) was launched in 2008 based on recommendations of the International Monetary Fund.  LFS conducted between 2000 and 2008 occurred every six months rather than quarterly.

Information on the 2012 Quarter 2 QLFS can be found here.    

The official Statistical Release for the 2012 Quarter 2 survey is available here.

Technical information including definitions and a guide to the QLFS is available here.


2012 Quarter 1 QLFS

2012 Quarter 3 QLFS

2012 Quarter 4 QLFS

Source / Citation: 
Statistics South Africa. Quarterly Labour Force Survey 2012: Q2. Version 1.0. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2012. Cape Town: DataFirst, 2012. 
First released on: 
1 Aug, 2012 
Last version on: 
1 Aug, 2012 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
Download information: 

Prior to downloading the dataset for the South Africa 2012 Q2 QLFS, a request must be made through DataFirst.  The request form is located here.