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No Subject Frequency Questionnaires Guideline
1. Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2020 Monthly -
2. Salaries and Wages Survey, 2020 Monthly -
3. Migration Survey, 2020 Monthly -

Note:

 1. Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2020

The objectives of Labour Force Survey (LFS) are to collect information on the structure and distribution of labour force, employment and unemployment; and to provide the latest statistics in relation to labour market situation from the perspective of labour supply. This survey providing estimates at national and state level as well as urban and rural areas. The survey is carried out using probability sampling through household approach comprising Malaysian citizens and non-citizens. The survey is carried out using probability sampling through household approach comprising Malaysian citizens and non-citizens. The principal statistics are presented according to selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics such as sex, age group, educational attainment, status in employment and occupation.Personal interview method is used in which trained interviewers will visit households in selected living quarters during the survey period to collect information on all household members including their demographic particulars. Information on labour force is collected for household members who are 15 years and over. In response to the requirement for more real time data, the LFS is conducted monthly beginning January 2004 to produce monthly labour force indicators at national level.  Labour force statistics are published in Monthly Release, Quarterly LFS Report and Annual LFS Report.

 

 2. Salaries and Wages Survey, 2020

Salaries &Wages Survey (SWS) is conducted on a monthly basis and is integrated with Labour Force Survey (LFS) from January until December and the reference period is a month prior to the survey month. This survey provides salaries & wages statistics at the national  level. The survey also  provides aggregate data by state as well as urban and rural areas. The survey was carried out using the household approach covering all states in Malaysia. Salaries & Wages Survey uses the personal interview method. During the survey period, trained interviewers visit households in selected living quarters (LQs) to collect demographic information on all household members and salaries & wages particulars of household members aged 15 years and over. The main objective is to collect information on monthly salaries & wages form the principal occupation of paid employee in public and private sectors. The main statistics reported are median and mean monthly salaries & wages by sex, ethnic group, educational attainment, strata, state, occupation and industry. The results of these statistics is published in the 'Salaries & Wages Survey Report'.

Starting with the Salaries & Wages Report 2017, the main statistics presented in the report is for the citizens. Meanwhile, the salaries & wages selected statistics consists of non citizens is shown in a separate table.

 

 3. Migration Survey, 2020

The Migration Survey is conducted on a monthly basis and is integrated with LFS. The survey provides internal migration statistics at the state and urban and rural levels. The methods used are the same as the LFS and SWS. On the operational side, the Migration Survey questions were asked to householders 1 year and older. The objective of the Migration Survey is to provide estimates of population movement at the state level over a period of time. In addition, the survey aims to provide information on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of migrant and non-migrant populations such as age, gender, ethnic group, marital status, educational attainment, and population migration factors. The information collected is published in the 'Migration Survey Report'.