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Award Rates of Pay Indexes
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    The Award Rates of Pay Indexes were compiled from data obtained from wage fixing authorities, both federal and State, relating to variations in prescribed award wages and hours. The indexes were processed monthly to produce the publication 6312.0. The target population was adult males and females employed full-time. The publication provided weekly and hourly award pay indexes by industry, occupation and State.

    PURPOSE
    The series provided weekly and hourly award rates of pay for full time adult wage and salary earners.

    SCOPE
    Full time adult employees, classified by industry, occupation, state and sex for weekly and hourly award rates of pay.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    The indexes are based on the industry and occupation structure of employment existing in May 1985.

    Main outputs
    Two types of index series were produced namely weekly and hourly, based on weekly rates of pay and hourly rates of pay (where they existed or were created by use of standard weekly award hours data).

    Classifications
    Information about the industry and occupation of individual employees, on the award under which they were covered and their award classification, was collected. This information was used to stratify classifications by industry, occupation and State as a part of a sample design which ensured that the indexes could be produced at a satisfactory level of reliability for all cross-classifications included in the series. The weighting pattern of the indexes was determined at the award classification level. The weights applied to the award classifications included in the indexes were based on employment benchmarks from the Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours.

    Other concepts (summary)
    Allowances, wage and salary earners, classification number and name, base rate of pay.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Other (specify below)

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    The Australia coverage is not a total. As the collection is indexed, the term Australia refers to an average of the States and Territories.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Other

    Frequency comments
    Collection was monthly. Collection now ceased.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    This series replaced an earlier series which covered the period June 1976 to November 1987.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Data are available in publication "Award Rates of Pay Indexes, Australia" (6312.0) to June 1997 and on the ABS Data Base.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    04/12/2006 08:45 AM



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