IN THIS ISSUE
This release contains statistics from the 2018 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) which was conducted with respect to the last pay period on or before 18 May 2018.
The EEH survey is conducted every two years and designed to provide detailed statistics on the composition and distribution of employee earnings, hours paid for and the methods used to set employees' pay. Information is collected from a sample of employers about characteristics of both the employers (such as industry and sector) and their employees (such as occupation, type of employee, and method of setting pay). This information is used to provide comprehensive statistics about earnings and hours paid for, for various groups of employees, classified by for example industry, occupation or pay setting method.
Estimates of average earnings shown in the tables and data cubes are rounded to the nearest 10 cents and those of average weekly hours paid for are rounded to the first decimal place. Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Cell annotations have been applied based on unrounded data for tables in this release.
In addition to the information presented in this release, a feature article titled A Guide to Understanding Employee Earnings and Hours Statistics is included in this issue.
STANDARD ERRORS FOR PERCENTILE DATA
In addition to standard errors for estimates of counts and averages, standard errors are now included for percentile data.