NAME OF COLLECTION
Employment and Earnings, Survey of
Labour Statistics Centre Output Group
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box K881
PERTH WA 6842
Telephone: Perth 08 9360 5141
Facsimile: Perth 08 9360 5954
Web site: <www.abs.gov.au>
The quarterly Survey of Employment and Earnings measures the number of, and gross earnings of, wage and salary earners in the public sector in Australia. Surveys prior to March quarter 2002 included the private sector component.
Employment and earnings data are collected by mail questionnaire from a sample of approximately 2,500 employer units selected from the ABS register of businesses. The statistical unit for the survey comprises all activities of an employer in a particular state or territory. Each statistical unit is classified to an industry which reflects the predominant activity of the business in the state or territory.
Public sector statistical units are stratified by state, industry and number of employees.
All wage and salary earners who received pay for the reference period ending within the quarter are represented in the survey except certain categories of employees (e.g. members of the Australian permanent defence forces).
In addition, certain categories of persons who are not regarded as employees for the purposes of this survey are excluded (e.g. directors or office holders who are not paid a salary).
Main data detail
Some of the data items available about wage and salary earners in the mining industry are:
Australia. Some state and territory data relevant to the mining industry are also available.
- number of wage and salary earners;
- full-time/part-time (only available until December 2001);
- sector (only available until December 2001);
- employer size; and
- gross earnings.
Frequency of data availability
For employment - the last pay period ending on or before the third Friday in each month of the reference quarter. For gross earnings - all pay periods ending within the reference quarter.
Data are available from July 1983.
The private sector information is available until December 2001.
Products and services
Example of information available
- Special data services are available on request.
WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS, AUSTRALIA: ORIGINAL
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