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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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1. WEEKLY TOTAL CASH EARNINGS, Distribution of all employees

FULL-TIME
EMPLOYEES
Adult
FULL-TIME
EMPLOYEES
Total
PART-TIME
EMPLOYEES
Total
ALL
EMPLOYEES
Total

PROPORTION OF EMPLOYEES (%)

Weekly total cash earnings ($)
Under 200
0.3
0.3
25.4
8.9
200 and under 300
0.3
0.5
13.9
5.1
300 and under 400
0.4
0.9
12.5
4.9
400 and under 500
1.0
1.6
12.8
5.5
500 and under 600
3.3
3.8
10.9
6.2
600 and under 700
7.3
7.4
8.0
7.6
700 and under 800
10.4
10.2
5.6
8.6
800 and under 900
10.4
10.3
3.4
7.9
900 and under 1000
9.5
9.3
2.1
6.8
1000 and under 1100
8.3
8.1
1.5
5.8
1100 and under 1200
7.3
7.1
1.0
5.0
1200 and under 1300
6.5
6.3
0.7
4.4
1300 and under 1400
6.3
6.2
0.5
4.2
1400 and under 1500
5.2
5.1
0.3
3.5
1500 and under 1600
3.8
3.7
0.3
2.5
1600 and under 1700
3.3
3.2
0.2
2.2
1700 and under 1800
2.4
2.3
*0.1
1.6
1800 and under 1900
1.9
1.9
*0.1
1.3
1900 and under 2000
1.9
1.9
*0.1
1.3
2000 and over
10.2
10.0
0.4
6.7
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

WEEKLY TOTAL CASH EARNINGS ($)(a)

Deciles and quartiles
10th percentile
671.00
645.00
90.00
224.00
20th percentile
770.00
756.00
155.00
417.00
25th percentile (1st quartile)
818.00
800.00
195.00
507.00
30th percentile
866.00
850.00
234.00
589.00
40th percentile
963.00
954.00
303.00
722.00
50th percentile (median) (2nd quartile)
1 082.00
1 066.00
382.00
839.00
60th percentile
1 222.00
1 205.00
460.00
971.00
70th percentile
1 380.00
1 368.00
545.00
1 153.00
75th percentile (3rd quartile)
1 467.00
1 450.00
593.00
1 254.00
80th percentile
1 592.00
1 576.00
651.00
1 377.00
90th percentile
2 008.00
1 996.00
820.00
1 746.00
Average weekly total cash earnings
1 258.60
1 239.30
440.40
964.80

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Percentiles are based on whole dollars only.

2. AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL CASH EARNINGS, All employees—Sector

FULL-TIME
EMPLOYEES
Adult
FULL-TIME
EMPLOYEES
Total
PART-TIME
EMPLOYEES
Total
ALL
EMPLOYEES
Total
$
$
$
$

MALES

Private sector
1 336.10
1 309.40
392.30
1 119.70
Public sector
1 467.40
1 466.30
631.40
1 338.60
All sectors
1 358.30
1 335.20
421.00
1 153.90

FEMALES

Private sector
1 037.10
1 020.00
409.60
698.70
Public sector
1 238.40
1 237.80
624.10
999.30
All sectors
1 094.60
1 080.90
448.50
768.10

PERSONS

Private sector
1 233.40
1 210.00
404.30
923.20
Public sector
1 351.40
1 350.60
625.60
1 139.40
All sectors
1 258.60
1 239.30
440.40
964.80


3. METHODS OF SETTING PAY, All Employees—Full-time and part-time status

INDIVIDUAL ARRANGEMENT
Award or
pay scale only
Collective
agreement

(a)
Registered
or unregistered
Working
proprietor of
incorporated
business
Total
All
methods
of setting
pay

PROPORTION OF EMPLOYEES (%)

Males
Full-time employees
9.7
36.2
46.0
8.1
54.1
100.0
Part-time employees
32.1
39.0
26.1
2.7
28.9
100.0
All employees
14.1
36.8
42.1
7.0
49.1
100.0
Females
Full-time employees
11.8
42.9
41.7
3.6
45.3
100.0
Part-time employees
30.2
43.4
24.3
2.2
26.4
100.0
All employees
20.9
43.1
33.1
2.9
36.0
100.0
Persons
Full-time employees
10.5
38.7
44.4
6.4
50.8
100.0
Part-time employees
30.8
42.1
24.8
2.3
27.1
100.0
All employees
17.4
39.9
37.7
5.0
42.7
100.0

AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL CASH EARNINGS ($)

Males
754.20
1 387.80
1 422.90
1 296.80
1 404.00
1 335.20
Full-time employees
338.90
448.80
470.50
516.30
474.90
421.00
Part-time employees
556.90
1 190.20
1 305.50
1 236.40
1 295.60
1 153.90
All employees
Females
Full-time employees
754.30
1 154.80
1 104.40
997.60
1 095.90
1 080.90
Part-time employees
342.70
503.70
478.20
487.00
479.00
448.50
All employees
460.10
830.90
877.40
807.80
871.80
768.10
Persons
Full-time employees
754.20
1 290.50
1 309.90
1 233.60
1 300.30
1 239.30
Part-time employees
341.50
488.70
475.80
497.10
477.70
440.40
All employees
504.20
999.90
1 121.20
1 115.40
1 120.50
964.80

(a) Includes registered and unregistered collective agreements.

4. METHODS OF SETTING PAY, All employees—Type of employee

INDIVIDUAL ARRANGEMENT
Award or
pay scale only
Collective
agreement
(a)
Registered
or unregistered
Working
proprietor of
incorporated
business
Total
All
methods
of setting
pay

PROPORTION OF EMPLOYEES (%)

Males
Permanent or fixed term employees
9.5
37.7
44.4
8.4
52.8
100.0
Casual employees
37.8
32.2
29.9
29.9
100.0
All employees
14.1
36.8
42.1
7.0
49.1
100.0
Females
Permanent or fixed term employees
13.2
46.8
36.2
3.8
40.0
100.0
Casual employees
44.4
32.0
23.6
23.6
100.0
All employees
20.9
43.1
33.1
2.9
36.0
100.0
Persons
Permanent or fixed term employees
11.2
41.9
40.6
6.3
46.9
100.0
Casual employees
41.7
32.1
26.2
26.2
100.0
All employees
17.4
39.9
37.7
5.0
42.7
100.0

AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL CASH EARNINGS ($)

Males
Permanent or fixed term employees
672.80
1 304.60
1 382.20
1 236.40
1 359.00
1 273.20
Casual employees
429.80
502.80
719.90
719.90
540.10
All employees
566.90
1 190.20
1 305.50
1 236.40
1 295.60
1 153.90
Females
Permanent or fixed term employees
598.00
937.90
980.90
807.80
964.30
903.70
Casual employees
335.60
354.00
394.40
394.40
355.40
All employees
460.10
830.90
877.40
807.80
871.80
768.10
Persons
Permanent or fixed term employees
632.00
1 114.80
1 216.40
1 115.40
1 202.80
1 101.90
Casual employees
370.30
414.80
545.60
545.60
430.50
All employees
504.20
999.90
1 121.20
1 115.40
1 120.50
964.80

— nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Includes registered and unregistered collective agreements.

5. METHODS OF SETTING PAY, All Employees—Industry

INDIVIDUAL ARRANGEMENT
Award or
pay scale only
Collective
agreement
(a)
Registered or
unregistered
Working
proprietor of
incorporated
business
Total
All
methods
of setting
pay

PROPORTION OF EMPLOYEES (%)

Mining
*1.2
28.6
68.3
1.8
70.1
100.0
Manufacturing
12.8
29.9
53.7
3.6
57.3
100.0
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
*5.3
66.1
27.3
1.2
28.6
100.0
Construction
9.0
26.9
47.9
16.2
64.1
100.0
Wholesale trade
9.2
10.6
75.0
5.2
80.2
100.0
Retail trade
29.2
36.4
30.6
3.8
34.4
100.0
Accommodation and food services
52.3
19.4
26.1
2.1
28.2
100.0
Transport, postal and warehousing
10.8
48.8
33.4
6.9
40.3
100.0
Information media and telecommunications
6.0
33.3
56.6
4.1
60.7
100.0
Financial and insurance services
*2.1
41.6
50.4
6.0
56.3
100.0
Rental, hiring and real estate services
20.2
*11.8
57.1
10.9
68.0
100.0
Professional, scientific and technical services
5.7
9.1
70.2
14.9
85.2
100.0
Administrative and support services
36.1
16.1
45.4
2.5
47.8
100.0
Public administration and safety
**4.0
87.7
8.0
*0.3
8.3
100.0
Education and training
9.9
79.6
9.8
*0.7
10.5
100.0
Health care and social assistance
19.2
63.1
15.6
2.1
17.7
100.0
Arts and recreation services
16.6
40.1
39.3
4.1
43.4
100.0
Other services
25.3
9.1
56.5
9.1
65.5
100.0
All industries
17.4
39.9
37.7
5.0
42.7
100.0

AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL CASH EARNINGS ($)

Mining
927.30
2 059.40
2 064.70
1 479.20
2 049.40
2 038.30
Manufacturing
582.10
1 175.30
1 152.00
1 058.70
1 146.10
1 082.90
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
851.40
1 331.30
1 635.50
920.80
1 604.60
1 383.90
Construction
617.60
1 545.70
1 165.00
975.30
1 117.00
1 187.00
Wholesale trade
580.20
1 085.60
1 054.90
919.60
1 046.00
1 007.60
Retail trade
423.00
400.20
882.20
882.00
882.10
572.90
Accommodation and food services
377.30
355.80
645.20
782.70
655.40
451.60
Transport, postal and warehousing
843.10
1 244.80
1 106.00
839.00
1 060.20
1 126.80
Information media and telecommunications
688.10
1 060.00
1 337.40
1 163.00
1 325.70
1 197.70
Financial and insurance services
487.90
1 134.40
1 567.50
1 342.10
1 543.60
1 351.50
Rental, hiring and real estate services
503.70
939.10
1 096.10
983.60
1 078.10
945.70
Professional, scientific and technical services
536.20
1 200.10
1 342.50
1 267.30
1 329.30
1 272.00
Administrative and support services
486.50
746.30
1 005.00
958.40
1 002.60
775.20
Public administration and safety
613.70
1 144.90
1 463.70
*1 862.20
1 477.50
1 151.10
Education and training
622.40
1 014.30
999.70
806.30
986.70
972.70
Health care and social assistance
620.40
973.80
878.40
2 545.20
1 075.40
923.80
Arts and recreation services
388.50
660.90
771.40
834.50
777.40
666.40
Other services
490.70
905.20
796.20
929.60
814.70
740.80
All industries
504.20
999.90
1 121.20
1 115.40
1 120.50
964.80

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.
(a) Includes registered and unregistered collective agreements.



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