6333.0 - Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2017 Quality Declaration 
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ABS data sources for earnings, employment income and total personal income

Designed to measure
Frequency/Type of data source
Primary publication
Average Weekly Earnings
The level of average weekly earnings of employees.
Biannual business survey.
Time series data available (including seasonally adjusted and trend estimates).
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia
(cat. no. 6302.0).
Total personal income collected in ranges. Household and family income imputed from personal income.
Population census conducted every 5 years.
Data available for small geographic areas.
Data available from ABS website (TableBuilder).
Characteristics of Employment
Earnings and the distribution of weekly earnings.
Annual household survey.
Detailed socio-demographic information and labour force statistics. Distributional data available.
Characteristics of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6333.0)
Economic Activity Survey
Income, expenses, industry value added, operating profit before tax, capital expenditure, employment and wages and salaries.
Annual business survey combined with ATO administrative data (business activity statement).
Time series data available, cross classified by industry divisions and subdivisions.
Australian Industry
(cat. no. 8155.0)
Employee Earnings and Jobs
Experimental employee earnings estimates using administrative data.
First publication using data from an experimental linked employer-employee database (LEED).
Demonstrates the feasibility linking employer and employee information to inform labour supply and labour demand and to provide a high quality job count.
Information Paper:
Construction of Experimental Statistics on Employee Earnings and Jobs from Administrative Data, Australia
(cat. no. 6311.0)
Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas
Regional estimates of employment and total income for persons who lodge a tax forms, using data sourced from the Australian Tax Office (ATO)
Annual analysis of ATO administrative data (personal income tax).
Data for small areas, down to Local Government Area level.
Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2011-15
(cat. no. 6524.0.55.002)
National Accounts
Compensation of employees, a very broad concept of employee remuneration.
Quarterly compilation based primarily on quarterly business surveys.
Broad measure of remuneration (includes, for example, annual bonuses and payment in kind).
Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product
(cat. no. 5206.0).
Quarterly Business Indicators Survey
Revenue, profits, inventory and wages paid by private sector businesses.
Quarterly business survey.
Time series data available.
Business Indicators, Australia
(cat. no. 5676.0).
Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours
Composition and distribution of earnings (weekly and hourly) of employees, hours paid for, and whether their pay is set by award, collective agreement or individual arrangement.
Biennial business survey with payroll employee component.
Data cross-classified by employer and some employee characteristics. Distributional data available.
Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia (cat. no. 6306.0).
Survey of Employment and Earnings
Public sector employee earnings paid by level of Government
Annual business survey.
Public sector estimates, by level of government.
Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia
(cat. no. 6248.0.55.002).
Survey of Income and Housing
A breakdown of household income, including wages and salaries.
Two-yearly household survey.
Distributional data on the broader context of household income and components available (including labour income) cross-classified by several employee characteristics.
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia
(cat. no. 6523.0).
Survey of Major Labour Costs
Total earnings as well as other labour costs borne by businesses, for example payroll tax.
Irregular (currently run every 6 years) business survey.
Earnings data in the broader context of labour costs. Data per employee also available.
Labour Costs, Australia
(cat.no. 6348.0).
Wage Price Index
Changes in the price of wages and salaries resulting from market pressures.
Quarterly business survey.
Estimate of pure wage inflation removing the effect of composition.
Wage Price Index, Australia
(cat. no. 6345.0).