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Contents >> Labour >> Standard non-wage benefits

In addition to wages and salaries, the majority of employees also receive paid leave (sick, holiday or long service) and superannuation benefits.

In August 2000, 97% of the 5,451,100 full-time employees received one or more of the standard employment benefits of superannuation, sick leave, holiday leave or long-service leave in their main job. In comparison, 76% of the 2,244,500 part-time employees received one or more standard employment benefits (table 6.45).

The table also shows the proportion of employees receiving each type of employment benefit. For full-time employees, the proportions receiving holiday, sick and long service leave fell between 1995 and 2000. For part-time employees, the proportion receiving all types of benefits rose over this period.


6.45 EMPLOYEES IN MAIN JOB(a), By Type of Benefit Received

Working full-time

Working part-time

Total employees

Type of benefit
Units
August
1995
August
2000
August
1995
August
2000
August
1995
August
2000

Superannuation
%
94.6
95.8
65.4
73.6
87.0
89.3
Paid holiday leave
%
89.3
86.8
32.0
33.6
74.5
71.3
Paid sick leave
%
89.1
86.9
32.6
34.0
74.5
71.4
Paid long service leave
%
76.9
75.4
27.4
28.5
64.1
61.7
No benefits
%
2.6
2.7
31.2
24.4
10.0
9.0
Total number of employees
'000
5,104.6
5,451.1
1777.7
2,244.5
6,882.2
7,695.6

(a) Excludes persons attending school.

Source: Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia (6310.0).


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