ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about employees. Data are presented on their weekly earnings, entitlement to core employment benefits such as types of paid leave, superannuation contributions made by employers, and trade union membership. This information can be cross-classified by a range of personal characteristics, and characteristics of employment such as full-time or part-time status, industry and occupation of main job and demographic characteristics.
The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership (EEBTUM) Survey conducted throughout Australia in August 2013 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). Questions were asked of all employees in their main job except for those who worked solely for payment in kind in their main job.
As foreshadowed in the information paper, Outcomes of the Labour Household Surveys Content Review (cat. no. 6107.0), this is the final issue of the Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia publication.
This publication will be replaced by a new publication titled Characteristics of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6333.0). The first release of 6333.0 will be in respect of August 2014 and will be released in mid 2015.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
From December 2012 to April 2013, the ABS conducted a trial of online data collection. Respondents in one rotation group (i.e. one-eighth of the survey sample) were offered the option of self completing their labour force survey questionnaire online instead of via face-to-face or telephone interview. From May 2013, ABS expanded the offer of online electronic collection to 50% of each new incoming rotation group. For more information see the article in the April 2013 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). From September 2013 online electronic collection is offered to 100% of private dwellings in each incoming rotation group.
A measurement strategy was used to identify if the online offer impacted on the LFS data. No known statistical impact has been identified.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.