PAID EMPLOYMENT INDICATOR
Technical name: Person (employed) - paid employment indicator, code N
METeOR identifier: 314813
METeOR link: http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/314813
METeOR definition: Whether an employed person is paid or unpaid, as represented by a code.
Inclusions: All persons working within an early childhood education and care service, irrespective of whether they deliver a preschool program, or whether they are paid or unpaid.
Exclusions: Nil. No person working within an early childhood education and care service should be excluded from this data element.
Concept: Paid worker.
Nominal definition: A person who worked for pay or profit within an early childhood education and care service.
Operational definition: Consistent with nominal definition.
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
- In kind benefits are not regarded as payment of salary, or as profit, and people who receive these are considered to be unpaid workers. In-kind benefits include benefits such as free child care or the reimbursement of work-related expenses in full or part (for example, token payments or small gifts such as t-shirts).
Maximum character length:
9 - Not stated/inadequately described
2.3.1 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
Guide for Use
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|If field is blank.||Provide a valid paid employment indicator code, otherwise amend to code ‘9’.|
|If paid employment indicator is not 1, 2 or 9.||Provide a valid paid employment indicator code.|
|If field contains text or character length is greater than 1.||Provide a valid paid employment indicator code.|
- Report whether the worker is paid or unpaid by the service provider.
CODE 1 Yes
- In-kind benefits are not regarded as payment of salary, and people who receive these and not wages, salary or profit, are considered to be unpaid workers.
'Yes' includes early childhood education and care workers who receive wages or salary. They can include contract workers or relief workers.
CODE 2 No
'No' includes workers who are not paid, but who may be receiving in-kind benefits in recognition or exchange for their work. Unpaid staff may include volunteers, unpaid work trainees, parents and family members and students on work experience.
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the response to this data element is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the paid employment indicator is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.
Related aggregate data element: Paid employment indicator