This release contains estimates of labour costs for the private and public sectors including employee earnings, employer-funded contributions to superannuation, workers' compensation, payroll tax and fringe benefits tax. Estimates are classified by state/territory, industry, employer size and sector.
NOTES ON ESTIMATES
Care should be taken when comparing estimates of major labour costs contained in this publication with those previously published in Labour Costs, Australia, 2002-03 (cat. no. 6348.0.55.001) and Labour Costs, Australia, 1996-97 (cat.no.6348.0) as there are differences in methodology between the surveys. See paragraphs 25, 26 and 27 in the Explanatory Notes for more details.
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