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6361.0 - Survey of Employment Arrangements and Superannuation (SEAS) - Data Item List, Jun 2000  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/03/2001   
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This document contains a list of the data items available from the 2000 Survey of Employment Arrangements and Superannuation (SEAS). The SEAS was an ABS household survey conducted throughout Australia. Information was collected from approximately 25,000 individuals by personal interview from April to June 2000.

The aims of the SEAS were:

  • to describe the diversity of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce, with the focus on those characteristics considered important in identifying newer and emerging working arrangements; and
  • to describe people's superannuation coverage and to obtain high quality information about the amount people are contributing to superannuation, and the amount of superannuation they have accrued.

Timing of release of data from SEAS

The SEAS was conducted in two stages. During the personal interview, survey respondents were asked to refer to a superannuation statement (or payslip where appropriate) to provide accurate information about their contributions and amount of superannuation accrued. Survey respondents who were unable to refer to the appropriate records were asked whether they would agree to authorise their superannuation fund to provide the information to the ABS.

The provision of data by superannuation funds occurred over a longer period than the personal interview component of the survey. Consequently, processing of the data from superannuation funds was completed after the processing of information from the personal interviews. This has an impact on the timing of the release of data from the survey.

Employment Arrangements and Superannuation, Australia, 2000 (ABS Cat. No. 6361.0) was released on 29 March 2001. This publication covers a selection of key findings from the survey, excluding the financial superannuation information such as the value of people's superannuation contributions and the amount of superannuation accrued. Clients may now request unpublished data from the survey excluding the financial superannuation information.


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