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6305.0.55.001 - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, Preliminary, August 2008 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/04/2009   
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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication contains preliminary estimates obtained from a sample survey of employers conducted in respect of August 2008.

The survey is designed to provide statistics on the composition and distribution of employee earnings and hours paid for and how their pay is set. Final estimates will be published in Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, August 2008 (cat. no. 6306.0), expected to be released in June 2009.


RELATED ISSUE

Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, August 2008 (cat. no. 6306.0)

ISSUE EXPECTED RELEASE DATE

August 2008 June 2009


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Industry data presented in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006, and differ from previous survey data which were based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 1993. For further information, see paragraphs 18 to 20 of the Explanatory Notes.


NOTES ON ESTIMATES

Care should be taken when comparing estimates of average weekly earnings in this publication with those published quarterly in Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0) because of differences in the earnings concept being measured, methodological differences between the two surveys and differences in the two samples used. For more information see paragraph 25 of the Explanatory Notes.

The estimates contained in this publication are preliminary and may differ from the final data to be released in Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, August 2008 (cat. no. 6306.0).


SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error refer to the Technical Note.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Zaneta Georgievski on Perth (08) 9360 5305.


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