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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
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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.

Scope
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.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: Paid worker.
Nominal definition: A person who worked for pay or profit within an early childhood education and care service.
Operational definition: The total number of workers within an early childhood education and care service, disaggregated by each of the Paid employment indicator classifications.
Conceptual issues:

  • 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).

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Total
Data type: Number
Format: N[NN]
Maximum character length: 3
Classification values:
      1 - Yes
      2 - No 
Supplementary values:
      9 - Not stated/inadequately described

2.5.1 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

1.
If field is blank.Provide a valid number of workers, otherwise amend to ‘0’ for the particular paid employment category.

2.
If field contains text or character length is greater than 3.Provide a valid number of workers for the particular paid employment category.



Guide for Use
Counting rules:
  • Report whether the worker is paid or unpaid by the service provider.
  • 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.

Classification Definitions
CODE 1 Yes
'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.

Other Information
Related URL data element: Paid employment indicator.

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