ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the distribution of weekly earnings of employees, their entitlement to core employment benefits such as paid leave (paid holiday, paid sick, paid long service and paid maternity/paternity leave), superannuation contributions made by employer on behalf of employee, and trade union membership. This information can be cross-classified by a range of personal characteristics such as age, sex and country of birth, and by characteristics of employment such as full-time or part-time status, industry and occupation of main job.
The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership (EEBTUM) Survey conducted throughout Australia in August 2010 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). Questions were asked of all employees in their main job except for those who worked solely for payment in kind in their main job.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The 2009 Employee Benefits module that captured information on employment benefits received in the last 12 months was not collected in 2010.
A number of data items presented in the 2009 publication are not available in the 2010 publication, as this information was not collected in 2010. For more information see paragraph 28 of the Explanatory Notes.
The data item 'Duration of employment in main job' presented in the 2009 publication has been renamed 'Continuous duration with current employer/business'. The data item 'Future employment expectations' presented in the 2009 publication has been expanded to 'Expected future duration with current employer/business' and 'Reason expected duration with current employer/business fewer than 12 months' to be consistent with other labour supplementary surveys.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Labour Market Statistics Section on Canberra (02) 6252 7206, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.