Survey of Establishments on Employment, Earnings & Hours of Work - 1976
Enterprise Survey [en/oth]
This half-yearly sample survey was initiated in September, 1972 by the Department of Labour in pursuance of a UNDP/ILO project for the development of Labour Statistics. Since then the survey has been regularly conducted for the collection of data on earnings, hours of work and related matters for March and September of every year from a sample of establishments with 5 or more paid employees.
From 1975, the Sample Survey of Earnings and Hours Worked is being carried out only once a year and the reference period for the 1975 survey was March 1975 though this was changed to June from 1976.
The Sample Survey of Establishments on Employment, Earnings & Hours of Work - June, 1976 is the fifth in the series.
The survey covers a sample of larger establishments with five or more paid employees engaged in productiion, distribution, construction, transport, storage and other business activities like finance, insurance, business services etc, which come under the broad definition of "Industries". It covers both public and private sectors. The public sector coverage is limited to Boards, Corporations, Co-operatives and some Government Departments like the Department of Buildings, the Marketing Department, the Government Factory, and the Railway Workshop which are engaged in the types of activities mentioned above. The bulk of the public services i.e. Government Departments other than those mentioned above, Offices, Schools, Hospitals etc, are not covered in the survey as they do not come under the definition of "Industries".
The objective of the sample survey is to collect detailed labour statistics on a repetitive basis to indicate trends. Statistics of earnings and hours of work are collected including number employed, man days worked and paid for normal, and overtime man hours and the components of the total wage bill. These statistics are collected according to the eightfold occupational categories e.g. Administrative & Managerial Workers, Professional, Technical and Related Workers, Clerical and Related Workers etc.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The survey covers establishments with 5 or more paid employees.
v1.0: Full edited dataset, for internal use.
The scope of SSE 1976 includes :-
Special Industry Code
The details such as (No. of employees, Total man days worked, On paid holidays, On paid leave days, Total man hours worked ( Normal ),Total man hours worked ( Overtime ), Basic Salaries & Wages, Special allowances, Overtime cash payments, Other cash payments, Estimated value of payments in kind ) by.
Administrative & Manegerial Workers
Professional, Technical and Related Workers
Clerical & Related Workers
Supervisors & Foremen
Skilled & Semi-Skilled
Young & Child Workers
A method of stratified cut-off random sampling is adopted to select a sample which is about 1700 establishments for the survey from some 12,000 establishments which furnish returns under the annual employment survey of the previous year. First 22 industry strata have been set up to give the estimates for the sampled data for each industry stratum, with a five percent error at 95 percent confidence level. In each industry stratum, all establishments above a particular size ( defined to be the cut-off point ) were included in the survey and the rest were sampled such that the sample would be optimum in size. It was noticed that in 18 out of 22 industries, the number of employees per establishment were less than 100 and in the other four industries the employment figure per establishment was well over 1000. Thus establishments with less than 100 employees in the 18 industries and establishments with less than 1000 employees in other four industries were sampled. All establishments employing over 100 and 1000 respectively were automatically included in the survey.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The Programming Assistants of the Statistics Branch of the Department of Labour are responsible for the collection of the data from the sample establishments. Data was collected from the records and the registers of the establishments.
In 1976, the same schedule which was modified in 1975 on the experience gained in the past was used to collect the data.
Certain edit checks were introduced in the Computer Programs and on the basis of that some quality checks were exercised.
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"Department of Labour, Sample Survey of Establishments on Employment, Earnings & Hours of Work - June 1976 , Version 1.0 of the public use dataset (December 2009 )
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