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Employed Person Equivalent
The data presented in this publication is defined as an 'employed person equivalent' rather than an employee. This distinction is due to the statistical method used to derive the experimental estimates, as such the 'employed person equivalent' is a proxy for the number of employees. For example, an estimate of '1' in a given cell may represent one person, or it may represent two or more employees working a proportionately less amount of time.
Local Government Area (LGA)
Local Government Areas (LGAs) are part of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) as non-ABS structures. LGAs are defined by the Departments of Local Government, or their equivalent in each state or territory, excepting the Australian Capital Territory.
LGAs cover incorporated areas of Australia. Incorporated areas are legally designated parts of States / Territories over which incorporated local governing bodies have responsibility. The major areas of Australia not administered by incorporated bodies are the northern parts of South Australia and all of the Australian Capital Territory and the Other Territories. These regions are identified as ‘Unincorporated’ in the ABS LGA structure.
Unincorporated regions in Victoria have been excluded from this publication.
More information can be found at the Australian Local Government Association website: http://www.alga.asn.au
The job in which most hours are usually worked.
Mean Weekly Earnings
The amount obtained by dividing the total earnings of a group by the number of employees in that group.
WorkSafe Victoria use rateable remuneration to determine a workplace’s insurance premium. Rateable remuneration is made up of the wages and other benefits a business pays to its workers, including superannuation. Rateable remuneration can include both cash and non-cash payments.
Regional Growth Plans Geography
The Regional Growth Plans Geography is a geography used by the Victorian state government including the Department of Planning and Community Development. It is created by the aggregation of Local Government Areas outside of the metropolitan Melbourne area. Further information about this geography can be found on the DPCD website here:www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/plansandpolicies/ruralandregionalplanning/regionalgrowthplans.
Remuneration (as reported by WorkSafe Victoria) is made up of the wages and other benefits a business pays to its workers, and is the gross amount paid to workers before tax and can include both cash and non-cash payments.
A self-insurer is an employer approved by the Victorian WorkSafe Authority to manage its own workers’ compensation claims and to have full responsibility for meeting its claims liabilities.
Amount of ‘last total pay’ (i.e. before taxation, salary sacrifice and other deductions had been made) from wage and salary jobs prior to the interview. For persons paid other than weekly, earnings were converted to a weekly equivalent. No adjustment was made for any back payment of wage increases, prepayment of leave or bonuses, etc. Please note that in 2007, a change was made to the concept of earnings being measured to include amounts salary sacrificed (thus, salary sacrifice is not included in earnings estimates prior to 2007).
Workplace Industry Classification (WIC)
A reflection of the industry in which the workplace operates.
Broadly, the responsibilities of WorkSafe are to:
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