This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from Characteristics of Employment (COE) for the years 2014 to 2019, including details about the survey methodology and how to use the TableBuilder product. Information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata are also provided. A TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs.
Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions.
The COE survey is conducted in August throughout Australia and is designed to provide statistics on weekly earnings of employees which shows: the distribution of weekly earnings of all wage and salary earners classified by full-time/part-time workers; and employment characteristics which presents data on trade union membership, fixed-term contracts, independent contractors, working arrangements, and employment found through a labour hire firm or employment agency, all of which can be cross classified by other employment characteristics such as hours worked, industry, occupation and sector of job as well as personal characteristics.
Further information about this product, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page. Before applying for access, users should read and familiarise themselves with the information contained in the User Manual: TableBuilder.
APPLYING FOR ACCESS
To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in Registration Centre.
Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata on the ABS website.
Further information about the survey and the microdata can be found in the various pages associated with this product, including:
- A detailed list of data items for the COE TableBuilder, available in the Downloads tab.
- The Quality Declaration in the Explanatory Notes tab.
- Other related products on the Related Information tab.
For further support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies
on 02 6252 7714 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Data collected in the survey but not included in TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.
Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email@example.com
for further information.
outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.