6306.0 - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2014 Quality Declaration 
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EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY

Employees paid by Award only is a population of interest to many users. Selected results for these employees have been presented below.


Key results by category

Of the 1,860,700 employees paid by Award only, 44.6% were casual, 37.0% were permanent full-time and 18.4% were permanent part-time. The average age of all employees paid by Award only was 35.7 years. The average weekly ordinary time cash earnings for these employees was $682.50.

The average weekly ordinary time cash earnings for permanent full-time employees paid by Award only was $1,012.00. The average age of these employees was 36.4 years. They were paid for an average 38.0 ordinary time hours at an average hourly ordinary time cash rate of $26.60.

Permanent part-time employees paid by Award only were, on average, 38.5 years of age, worked an average of 22.2 ordinary time hours a week at an average hourly ordinary time cash rate of $25.50. These employees received $564.70 in average weekly ordinary time cash earnings.

The average age of casual employees paid by Award only was 34.0 years. The average hourly ordinary time cash earnings rate for these employees was $24.60 and they were paid for an average 18.6 ordinary time hours. They received $457.40 in average weekly ordinary time cash earnings.


Occupation

Community and personal service workers made up the largest proportion of all employees paid by Award only, followed by Sales workers (21.2% and 20.7% respectively). Average weekly total cash earnings was $654.20 for Community and personal service workers and $470.60 for Sales Workers.


EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees–Occupation, May 2014
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)

Occupation
ESTIMATE
Managers
1,398.00
64.8
Professionals
1,207.10
143.4
Technicians and Trades Workers
743.90
256.5
Community and Personal Service Workers
654.20
394.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers
718.70
208.0
Sales Workers
470.60
384.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers
910.70
101.9
Labourers
611.10
307.3
All employees paid by Award only
711.20
1,860.7
STANDARD ERROR
Managers
87.60
10.0
Professionals
43.20
10.3
Technicians and Trades Workers
24.90
21.6
Community and Personal Service Workers
21.80
25.7
Clerical and Administrative Workers
22.50
13.2
Sales Workers
20.10
39.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers
43.70
11.6
Labourers
29.20
25.7
All employees paid by Award only
12.20
74.8



Industry

Employees in the Retail trade industry made up the largest proportion of all employees paid by Award only, followed by the Accommodation and food services industry (17.2% and 17.0% respectively). Average weekly total cash earnings was $553.70 for employees in the Retail trade industry and $519.20 for employees in the Accommodation and food services industry.


EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees–Industry, May 2014
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)

Industry
ESTIMATE
Mining
1,314.60
* 1.3
Manufacturing
654.70
109.9
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
998.50
7.9
Construction
783.40
93.8
Wholesale trade
755.00
53.2
Retail trade
553.70
320.3
Accommodation and food services
519.20
316.9
Transport, postal and warehousing
973.50
48.0
Information media and telecommunications
624.70
8.3
Finance and insurance services
844.10
* 20.1
Rental, hiring and real estate services
625.30
39.2
Professional, scientific and technical services
518.30
* 76.9
Administrative and support services
693.10
227.9
Public administration and safety
1,554.30
79.7
Education and training
644.10
47.6
Health care and social assistance
934.30
281.4
Arts and recreation services
432.80
37.6
Other services
676.70
91.0
All employees paid by Award only
711.20
1,860.7
STANDARD ERROR
Mining
195.30
0.5
Manufacturing
50.20
16.3
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
69.70
1.9
Construction
57.60
13.3
Wholesale trade
75.90
11.6
Retail trade
18.30
31.0
Accommodation and food services
18.00
23.7
Transport, postal and warehousing
80.80
7.4
Information media and telecommunications
75.40
1.8
Finance and insurance services
119.30
8.7
Rental, hiring and real estate services
33.70
5.2
Professional, scientific and technical services
94.10
24.6
Administrative and support services
32.00
28.5
Public administration and safety
69.40
8.5
Education and training
55.60
8.4
Health care and social assistance
31.90
27.5
Arts and recreation services
38.80
5.5
Other services
51.90
12.5
All employees paid by Award only
12.20
74.8

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution


States and territories

New South Wales had the largest number of employees paid by Award only (680,300 employees). This represented 21.8% of all employees in New South Wales. These employees received average weekly total cash earnings of $857.50.

Employees paid by Award only comprised 27.3% of all employees in Tasmania, making this the state or territory with the largest proportion of employees paid by this method of setting pay. These employees received $630.10 in average weekly total cash earnings.

Employees paid by Award only in the Australian Capital Territory received the lowest average weekly total cash earnings ($550.40) and comprised 14.3% of all employees in that territory. The Northern Territory had the smallest proportion of all employees paid by Award only (13.4%) but these employees had the highest average weekly total cash earnings of all states and territories ($868.50).

EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY and ALL EMPLOYEES, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees–States and Territories, May 2014
EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY
ALL EMPLOYEES
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)

States and territories
ESTIMATE
New South Wales
857.50
680.3
3,119.0
Victoria
631.70
390.6
2,417.5
Queensland
583.60
416.7
1,957.4
South Australia
677.80
99.2
626.7
Western Australia
684.50
170.0
1,232.3
Tasmania
630.10
56.2
205.5
Northern Territory
868.50
15.3
114.2
Australian Capital Territory
550.40
32.4
226.4
All employees paid by Award only
711.20
1,860.7
9,898.9
STANDARD ERROR
New South Wales
20.30
38.5
57.8
Victoria
22.70
37.6
57.2
Queensland
30.00
42.7
62.1
South Australia
29.20
9.9
23.9
Western Australia
42.40
18.0
59.0
Tasmania
33.90
5.1
14.2
Northern Territory
79.40
3.1
7.6
Australian Capital Territory
37.30
6.6
13.2
All employees paid by Award only
12.20
74.8
118.4



Sector

Employees paid by Award only made up 21.0% of all employees in the private sector compared to 9.5% of all employees in the public sector.

EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY and ALL EMPLOYEES, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees–Sector, May 2014
EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY
ALL EMPLOYEES
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)

Sector
ESTIMATE
Private sector
635.60
1,683.5
8,034.5
Public sector
1,429.10
177.3
1,864.4
All employees paid by Award only
711.20
1,860.7
9,898.9
STANDARD ERROR
Private sector
12.40
74.6
112.4
Public sector
39.50
9.2
35.6
All employees paid by Award only
12.20
74.8
118.4