This product provides a range of information about the release of microdata from the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Characteristics of Employment (COE), including details about the survey methodology and how to use the microdata product; TableBuilder. Information on the conditions of use and the quality of the microdata are also provided. A TableBuilder is an online tool for creating tables and graphs.
Microdata are the most detailed information available from a survey and are generally the responses to individual questions on the questionnaire or data derived from two or more questions.
The COE survey is conducted in August throughout Australia and is designed to provide statistics on weekly earnings of employees which shows: the distribution of weekly earnings of all wage and salary earners classified by full-time/part-time workers; and employment characteristics which presents data on trade union membership, fixed-term contracts, independent contractors, working arrangements, and employment found through a labour hire firm or employment agency, all of which can be cross classified by other employment characteristics such as hours worked, industry, occupation and sector of job as well as personal characteristics.
SOURCE: ABS. “6333.0.00.001 – Microdata: Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2018.” ABS, 29 November 2018.
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