A person who works in their main job for a public or private employer and receives remuneration in wages, salary, a retainer fee by their employer while working on a commission basis, tips or piece-rates, or a person who operates his or her own incorporated enterprise with or without hiring employees.
Full-time employees in main job
All employees for whom ‘full-time’ was the response to the question ‘Is your main job full-time or part-time?’
Employed persons who usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) and those who, although usually working less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 hours or more during the reference week.
The entitlement of an employee to paid holiday, vacation or recreation leave.
Hours paid for in main job
The number of hours for which employees were paid, not necessarily the number of hours actually worked during the reference week (e.g. an employee on paid leave for the week was asked to report the number of hours for which they were paid).
The number of hours actually worked during the reference week.
Classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 1993 (Cat. no. 1292.0). In this publication, industry relates to the main job and is shown at the ANZSIC Division level.
The entitlement of employees to either paid holiday leave or paid sick leave in their main job.
Long service leave
The entitlement of an employee to paid long service leave.
Main English speaking countries
The United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, the United States of America and New Zealand.
The job in which a person usually works the most hours.
Mean weekly earnings
The amount obtained by dividing the total earnings of a group by the number of employees in that group.
Median weekly earnings
The amount which divides the distribution of employees into two equal groups, one having earnings above and the other below that amount.
Employees who, during the reference week, worked in a second job or held a second job from which they were absent because of holidays, sickness or any other reason.
Classified according to ASCO---Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition (Cat. no. 1220.0). In this publication, occupation relates to the main job and is shown at the ASCO Major Group level.
Part-time employees in main job
All employees for whom ‘part-time’ was the response to the question ‘Is your main job full-time or part-time?’
Employed persons who usually worked less than 35 hours a week (in all jobs) and either did so during the reference week, or were not at work in the reference week.
A job, other than the main job, in which some hours were worked during the reference week.
Sector of main job
Is used to classify a respondent’s employer as a public or private enterprise. The public sector includes all government units, such as government departments, non-market non-profit institutions that are controlled and mainly financed by government, and corporations and quasi-corporations that are controlled by government.
The entitlement of an employee to paid sick leave.
Size of location
The number of persons employed at the location of the respondent’s main job.
The entitlement of an employee to paid holiday leave, sick leave, long service leave or a superannuation benefit.
Membership of a superannuation or retirement benefits scheme, arranged or provided by the person’s current employer even if the employer did not contribute to the fund.
Membership of a superannuation or retirement benefits scheme regardless of whether the scheme was arranged or provided by the person’s current employer.
An organisation consisting predominantly of employees, the principal activities of which include the negotiation of rates of pay and conditions of employment for its members.
Trade union member
Employees with membership in a trade union in conjunction with their main job.
Amount of ‘last total pay’ from wage and salary jobs prior to the interview (i.e. before taxation and other deductions had been made). For persons paid other than weekly, earnings were converted to a weekly equivalent. No adjustment was made for any back payment of wage increases or prepayment of leave, etc.
With leave entitlements in main job
Employees who were entitled to either paid holiday leave or paid sick leave in their main job.
Without leave entitlements in main job
Employees who were entitled to neither paid holiday leave nor paid sick leave in their main job.