Jobs in Australia (JIA) is one of two releases containing data from the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED). Personal Income in Australia (PIiA) was also released today. The Microdata: Jobs and Income of Employed Persons, 2011-12 to 2019-20 TableBuilder product (previously called Microdata: Jobs in Australia) is intended for release next year and contains more detailed data from the LEED.
Differences between Jobs in Australia and Personal Income in Australia
JIA and PIiA publications present similar data on earners and income which comes from the LEED. However, there are a few small but important differences between JIA and PIiA that should be taken into consideration if comparing the two sets of statistics.
The number of earners will be different between the two publications. In PIiA, anyone who earns income, whether from employment, superannuation, investment etc. is counted as an earner. This also includes individuals who only receive an employment termination payment without any regular income. In JIA, earners are restricted to those who receive payment from employment, which is either working as an employee or an owner-manager of unincorporated enterprise. JIA does not include individuals who only receive an employment termination payment.
The median incomes reported in JIA are reported on a 'per job' and 'employed person' basis. However, individuals may work more than one job, either at the same time or throughout the financial year. For PIiA, the income is reported on a 'per person' basis which includes all income types, not only employment income, received in that financial year.
Quarterly insights article
This release includes quarterly analysis of jobs and income changes throughout the 2019-20 financial year in an article titled "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employee jobs and income, June quarter 2020". Additional download tables (Tables 16 and 17) which include the data underpinning this article were added to this release on 19 December 2022.
Migrants' jobs and income
Data on migrants living and working in Australia have been linked with the LEED for the 2019-20 financial year. Additional content and an additional data download have been added to this release on 19 December 2022.
Guide to labour statistics
To learn more about our different labour measures, their purpose and how to use them, see our Guide to labour statistics. It provides summary information on labour market topics including Industry employment data.