Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019, 10:00-12 noon.

Location: Colby House, Stranmillis Court, Belfast, BT9 5RR.

Summary: The User Group event will include a presentation from Ian O’Sullivan (Head of Household Survey Statistical Transformation in ONS) who will outline recent tests and planned developments in the collection of labour market statistics and the transformation of the Labour Force Survey. This will be followed by a series of short presentations from NISRA statisticians on developments in a range of labour market statistics from administrative and survey sources and an opportunity for users to ask questions and provide feedback on changes.


Labour market user group meeting agenda:

  • Introduction and consultation results - ELMS - Cathryn Blair

Labour Force Survey

  • ONS Social Survey Transformation - ONS - Ian O'Sullivan
  • NI Labour Force Survey Operations - Central Survey Unit (CSU) - Ruth Hewitt
  • NI Labour Force Survey Outputs - ELMS - Carly Gordon
  • Q&A

Jobs, Vacancies and Redundancies

  • Business Register & Employment Survey (BRES) changes - ELMS - Arlene Connolly
  • Vacancy Survey - ELMS - Arlene Connolly
  • Redundancy Statistics - ELMS - Ashleigh Warwick
  • Q&A
  • Understanding Universal Credit - Department for Communities (DfC) - Stuart Gilmore
  • Developments in statistics on tertiary education, training and apprenticeships DfE - Jamie Stainer and Brian French
  • Q&A


  • Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings - ELMS - Ashleigh Warwick
  • Administrative Data - Real Time Information from PAYE system - ELMS - Ashleigh Warwick
  • Q&A
  • Final comments and close

The Labour Market User Group Presentation 2019 is now available with all slides presented on the 24th September 2019.