Pay Periodicity Survey

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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    Survey was conducted in 1981, 1984 and 1988 and details surrounding the conception, methodology, purpose etc. of these surveys are scant.

    PURPOSE
    The data was collected by mail questionnaire, from a sample of approximately 5,000 business establishments across Australia. The survey will collect information relating to;

    • the number of payrolls;
    • the frequency of payment; and
    • the amount of earnings.

    Results from the survey was used by the National Accounts Branch of the ABS for the purpose of producing seasonally adjusted aggregates of wages, salaries and supplements for inclusion in the Gross Domestic Product item of the Australian National Accounts.

    SCOPE
    All wage and salary earners who received pay in any period ending within the quarter were represented within the survey, except;
    • members of the permanent Australian Defence Forces;
    • employees of enterprises in the private sector engaged primarily in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting;
    • employees in private households employing staff;
    • employees of overseas embassies, consulates etc.; and
    • employees based outside Australia.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    Not applicable

    Main outputs
    Data primarily collected for input to National Accounts, however 1 additional table to be added to SEE publication. Reference: September Quarter 1993, Employed Wage and Salary Earners, Australia, Catalogue No. 6248.0, Table 24.

    Classifications
    ASIC (Australian Standard Industrial Classification)
    SISCA (Standard Institutional Sector Classification of Australia)

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    not applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Other

    Frequency comments
    Survey was first conducted in 1981, then 1984, 1988 and the final one in 1992.

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    1981: survey first conducted
    1984: second survey conducted
    1988: third survey conducted


    DATA AVAILABILITY
    No

    Data availability comments



    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    09/01/2006 05:59 PM