6306.0 - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2018 Quality Declaration 
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NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY


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Of the 2,232,900 non-managerial employees paid by Award only, 47.6% were casual, 32.2% were permanent full-time and 20.2% were permanent part-time. The average weekly total cash earnings for these employees was $787.70.

The average weekly total cash earnings for permanent full-time non-managerial employees paid by Award only was $1,188.40. They were paid for an average of 38.7 total weekly hours at an average hourly total cash rate of $30.70.

Permanent part-time non-managerial employees paid by Award only were paid for an average of 23.4 total hours a week at an average hourly total cash rate of $28.70. These employees received $671.80 in average weekly total cash earnings.

The average hourly total cash earnings for casual non-managerial employees was $27.90 and they were paid for an average of 20.2 hours. They received $565.70 in average weekly total cash earnings.


Occupation

Community and personal service workers made up the largest proportion of all non-managerial employees paid by Award only, followed by Labourers (23.9% and 17.3% respectively). Average weekly total cash earnings was $671.30 for Community and personal service workers and $632.70 for Labourers.

NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees - Occupation, May 2018

AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)

ESTIMATE

Managers
1 371.00
28.2
Professionals
1 507.40
221.2
Technicians and trades workers
829.90
269.2
Community and personal service workers
671.30
533.3
Clerical and administrative workers
831.40
280.7
Sales workers
535.40
374.0
Machinery operators and drivers
910.50
139.3
Labourers
632.70
387.0
All occupations
787.70
2 232.9

STANDARD ERROR

Managers
60.70
5.7
Professionals
46.40
16.9
Technicians and trades workers
27.60
19.3
Community and personal service workers
19.50
33.6
Clerical and administrative workers
21.70
17.5
Sales workers
14.60
26.6
Machinery operators and drivers
36.70
23.4
Labourers
20.50
25.4
All occupations
11.10
75.0



Industry

Employees in the Health care and social assistance industry made up the largest proportion of all non-managerial employees paid by Award only, followed by the Accommodation and food services industry (20.3% and 15.5% respectively). Average weekly total cash earnings was $1,050.30 for employees in the Health care and social assistance industry and $553.40 for employees in the Accommodation and food services industry.

NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees - Industry, May 2018

AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)

ESTIMATE

Mining
1 203.00
*1.4
Manufacturing
735.70
137.3
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
878.50
*3.9
Construction
834.30
110.5
Wholesale trade
725.50
68.0
Retail trade
590.00
320.2
Accommodation and food services
553.40
347.0
Transport, postal and warehousing
994.60
50.1
Information media and telecommunications
859.80
9.8
Finance and insurance services
807.50
19.1
Rental, hiring and real estate services
695.40
54.1
Professional, scientific and technical services
801.20
57.5
Administrative and support services
769.50
258.1
Public administration and safety
1 420.80
78.7
Education and training
702.30
100.1
Health care and social assistance
1 050.30
452.5
Arts and recreation services
426.30
35.9
Other services
789.40
128.5
All industries
787.70
2 232.9

STANDARD ERROR

Mining
121.50
0.7
Manufacturing
52.40
16.1
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
101.70
1.5
Construction
51.90
15.5
Wholesale trade
36.90
11.6
Retail trade
21.10
24.7
Accommodation and food services
22.80
34.9
Transport, postal and warehousing
75.90
10.7
Information media and telecommunications
58.90
1.5
Finance and insurance services
124.10
4.0
Rental, hiring and real estate services
33.90
7.2
Professional, scientific and technical services
65.10
9.6
Administrative and support services
36.70
26.0
Public administration and safety
42.80
5.4
Education and training
34.40
11.3
Health care and social assistance
32.40
34.4
Arts and recreation services
51.10
5.6
Other services
46.20
14.6
All industries
11.10
75.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution


States and territories

New South Wales had the largest number of non-managerial employees paid by Award only (904,000 employees). This represented 28.5% of all non-managerial employees in New South Wales. These employees received average weekly total cash earnings of $898.00.

Non-managerial employees paid by Award only comprised 34.7% of all non-managerial employees in Tasmania, making this the state or territory with the largest proportion of non-managerial employees paid by Award only. These employees received $845.60 in average weekly total cash earnings.

Non-managerial employees paid by Award only in the Australian Capital Territory received the lowest average weekly total cash earnings ($551.40). These employees accounted for 14.0% of all non-managerial employees in the Australian Capital Territory, the smallest proportion of all non-managerial employees paid by Award only of any state or territory.

NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY and ALL NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees - States and territories, May 2018

NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES
PAID BY AWARD ONLY
NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES
PAID BY AWARD ONLY
ALL NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)

ESTIMATE

New South Wales
898.00
904.0
3 168.4
Victoria
700.20
462.9
2 609.3
Queensland
724.60
426.7
1 905.0
South Australia
744.90
165.0
652.2
Western Australia
650.80
162.1
1 083.2
Tasmania
845.60
66.7
192.4
Northern Territory
770.30
17.6
107.0
Australian Capital Territory
551.40
27.8
199.1
Australia
787.70
2 232.9
9 916.5

STANDARD ERROR

New South Wales
18.70
42.0
62.1
Victoria
25.90
41.0
71.7
Queensland
22.00
34.1
46.8
South Australia
56.90
16.6
27.7
Western Australia
43.40
15.8
31.4
Tasmania
28.00
3.8
5.4
Northern Territory
44.20
2.5
3.3
Australian Capital Territory
31.30
4.2
9.4
Australia
11.10
75.0
122.3



Sector

Non-managerial employees paid by Award only made up 24.6% of all non-managerial employees in the private sector compared to 14.0% of all non-managerial employees in the public sector.

NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES PAID BY AWARD ONLY and ALL NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, Average weekly total cash earnings and Number of employees - Sector, May 2018

NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES
PAID BY AWARD ONLY
NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES
PAID BY AWARD ONLY
ALL NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
CASH EARNINGS ($)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
('000)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ('000)

ESTIMATE

Private sector
693.90
1 958.5
7 962.3
Public sector
1 456.90
274.4
1 954.2
All sectors
787.70
2 232.9
9 916.5

STANDARD ERROR

Private sector
12.20
74.8
119.6
Public sector
21.30
7.0
22.2
All sectors
11.10
75.0
122.3