6248.0.55.002 - Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/02/2009  First Issue
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Cash wages and salaries

Remuneration for time worked or work done and for time not worked, such as recreation and other types of paid leave. Comprises regular and irregular payments, including salary sacrificed amounts. Wages and salaries in cash are gross amounts, that is, before tax and other items (e.g. superannuation) are deducted. For further details refer to the Appendix.

Commonwealth government

All departments, agencies and authorities created by, or reporting to, the Commonwealth Parliament. Those bodies run jointly by the Commonwealth government and state governments are classified to Commonwealth.


Wage and salary earners who received pay for any part of the last pay period ending on or before 30 June, including part-time and casual employees, employees on paid leave, and employees on workers' compensation who continue to be paid through the payroll.


Industry is classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006.

Local government

Municipalities, shires and other local authorities created by or subject to the provisions of local government legislation, such as county councils in New South Wales.

State government

State government departments and authorities created by, or reporting to, state parliaments, including organisations for which the Commonwealth has assumed financial responsibility.