DECEMBER 2018 KEY FIGURES
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Dec 17 to Dec 18
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has constructed statistics on the personal income of permanent migrants. The Personal Income Tax and Migrants Integrated Dataset (PITMID) was created by linking administrative data on permanent migrants to Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Personal Income Tax records. The permanent migrant data was compiled by the Australian Government from various departmental systems and a number of external sources, including the Department of Home Affairs and Department of Human Services (Medicare Australia). The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the custodian of the data.
The PITMID data is available in the ABS DataLab for the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years. This release provides access to the sample microdata file.
Microdata products are the most detailed information available from a census, survey, or administrative source and generally include confidentialised unit record level information (such as responses to individual questions on a questionnaire) and data derived from responses for two or more variables. They are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.
Analysis of estimates for all employees provides an opportunity to compare broad earnings and employee characteristics by classifications of interest such as sex, method of setting pay, occupation, industry and sector, with the influence of compositional factors such as the proportion of part-time or casual employees. For example, an industry with low average weekly total cash earnings may have a high proportion of part-time or casual employees relative to other industries.
Key results by category
The diagram below shows for employees in scope of the May 2018 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, the proportion of employees by category of employee.
In May 2018 there were 10,647,200 employees, of whom 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Average weekly total cash earnings was $1,288.70 for all employees, $1,525.40 for male employees and $1,053.30 for female employees. The average age of all employees was 39.8 years.