ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication contains estimates obtained from a sample survey of employers conducted in respect of August 2008. These estimates update and replace the preliminary estimates published in Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, Preliminary, August 2008 (cat. no 6305.0.55.001), released on 7 April 2009.
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.
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. Data based on ANZSIC 1993 are available in the electronic data release accompanying this publication. For more information, see paragraphs 17 to 19 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 30 of the Explanatory Notes.
ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
In addition to the information contained in this publication, a range of unpublished data is available on request. For more information refer to the Appendix.
For information on sampling error refer to the Technical Note.
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.