This Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) provides information from the May 2010 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours.
The survey is designed to provide statistics on the composition and distribution of earnings and hours of employees and whether their pay is set by award, collective agreement or individual agreement. Distribution and composition of average weekly earnings and hours of employees is classified by sex, adult/juniour, full-time/part-time, managerial/non-managerial, industry, occupation, employer unit size and composition of earnings and hours paid for. Methods of setting pay data are also available by jurisdiction.
This expanded CURF is available via the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The RADL is accessible for authorised users via the ABS website. The ABSDL is available to approved clients in a secure data laboratory in any ABS state or territory office.
Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. They include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.