Labour force survey usually collect data on employment (or in some cases, labour force) by industry, occupation, status in employment, hours worked, institutional sector of employment, and employment-related income. Labour force surveys may also collect additional information on the individual and his/her household characteristics, necessary to understand women’s and men’s positions on the labour market. Subjective information on reasons for choosing a particular job may also be collected.
Population censuses usually collect data on labour force, industry, occupation and status in employment. In a small number of countries, population censuses also collect data on employment-related income and time worked.
Surveys on informal sector and informal employment Modules on informal economy. Modules on informal employment may be attached to labour force surveys, or multi-purpose household surveys.
Establishment censuses or surveys are a source of data on paid employment by industry, formal working time, and earnings or wages.
Administrative records can be used as a source of data on earnings or wages in the public sector.