Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours

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Purpose of the survey

The Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) is conducted every two years with businesses and organisations throughout Australia. Your participation in the survey is essential for producing Australia's labour statistics, including the composition and distribution of employee earnings, hours paid for and the methods used to set employees' pay. These statistics are used to measure the Australian labour market and provide government and industry analysts with key economic indicators to inform decision making.

Thank you

We acknowledge and value your time and effort participating in this survey. It is only with the support of people like you that we can continue to produce the statistics that inform Australia's important decisions.

Frequently asked questions

About this survey

How is the information from EEH used? Why is it important?

What kinds of questions are included in EEH?

Do we have to answer the questions?

What is the survey reference date?

Why has this business or organisation been included in EEH?

We are a small business or organisation. Should we be included in this survey?

How long do we need to participate in the survey?

Do we have to provide the figures right now?

Will the information we provide be kept safe, secure and confidential?

Will we be paid for our time?

What if this business or organisation does not have any employees?

What if this business did not operate during the reference period?

We have already completed EEH this year and have received a reminder letter. What should we do?

How to complete this survey

How do we answer EEH?

We're having trouble completing the survey online - where can we find help?

Using EEH statistics

How can this business or organisation use EEH statistics?

Who can we contact for more information or to provide feedback?

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