6306.0 - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/02/2007   
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A limited range of unpublished data from this survey is available on request. Data availability will depend on the size of the sampling error for the estimates requested.

Data can be produced for clients as customised reports in a variety of formats. Contact Joana Soares on 08 9360 5305 for more information.

The survey populations and variables are listed below.


Diagram: Population

Note that all data is subject to ABS confidentiality provisions, and data considered confidential will be suppressed. In general the more variables which are cross-classified in any one tabulation the more likely it is that some data will be suppressed. The following variables are available from the survey:

Distribution of employees

  • Weekly total cash earnings
  • Weekly ordinary time cash earnings
  • Weekly overtime earnings
  • Weekly total hours paid for
  • Weekly ordinary time hours paid for
  • Weekly overtime hours paid for

Composition of earnings
  • Average weekly total cash earnings
  • Average weekly ordinary time cash earnings
  • Average weekly overtime cash earnings

Average hourly earnings - non-managerial employees
  • Average hourly ordinary time cash earnings
  • Average hourly total cash earnings

Composition of hours paid for - non-managerial employees
  • Average weekly total hours paid for
  • Average weekly ordinary time hours paid for
  • Average weekly overtime hours paid for

States and territories
  • States and territories available separately

  • Private and Public available separately

Level of Government (Public Sector)
  • Commonwealth
  • State
  • Local

  • Adult
  • Junior

Employee status
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

  • Males
  • Females
  • Persons

Managerial status
  • Managerial
  • Non-managerial

Type of employee
  • Permanent
  • Fixed term
  • Casual

Occupation (ANZSCO First Edition)
  • ANZSCO Major group (1-digit codes)
  • ANZSCO Sub-major group (2-digit codes)
  • ANZSCO Minor group (3-digit codes)
  • ANZSCO Unit Group (4-digit codes)

Occupation (ASCO Second Edition)
  • ASCO Major group (1-digit codes)
  • ASCO Sub-major group (2-digit codes)
  • ASCO Minor group (3-digit codes)
  • ASCO Unit Group (4-digit codes)

Industry (ANZSIC classification)
  • Division (1-digit codes)
  • Subdivision (2-digit codes)

Employer unit size
  • Under 20 employees
  • 20 to 49 employees
  • 50 to 99 employees
  • 100 to 499 employees
  • 500 to 999 employees
  • 1,000 and over employees

Methods of setting pay
  • Award only
  • Registered collective agreement
  • Registered individual agreement
  • Unregistered collective agreement
  • Unregistered individual arrangement
  • Working proprietor of incorporated business

Methods of setting pay - Jurisdiction
  • Registered collective agreements
      • Federal
      • State
  • Registered individual agreements
      • Federal
      • State