A May 2010 survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that 50.1% of all employees were male and 49.9% of all employees were female. Average weekly total cash earnings were $1,010.30 for all employees, $1,192.10 for male employees and $827.70 for female employees.

Full-time employees made up 63.3% of all employees and had average weekly total cash earnings of $1,313.30. Part-time employees accounted for 36.7% of all employees and had average weekly total cash earnings of $488.80.

Male employees were predominantly full-time (77.7% of male employees) and full-time males had average weekly total cash earnings of $1,404.40. Part-time male employees had average weekly total cash earnings of $454.50.

Female employment was almost equally split between full-time (48.8%) and part-time (51.2%). Average weekly total cash earnings were $1,167.70 for full-time females and $503.80 for part-time females.

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The majority of employees (79.0%) were employed on a permanent or fixed term basis and had average weekly total cash earnings of $1,154.30. Average weekly total cash earnings were $1,332.00 for permanent or fixed term males and $963.40 for permanent or fixed term females.

Casual employees accounted for 21.0% of employees and had average weekly total cash earnings of $468.60. A greater proportion of female employees (23.7%) were casual than were male employees (18.3%). Average weekly total cash earnings were $390.90 for casual females and $568.70 for casual males.

Non-managerial employees were paid for, on average, 31.3 hours per week and received average weekly total cash earnings of $948.90. Non-managerial males, on average, were paid for 34.8 hours per week and received average weekly total cash earnings of $1,113.50. Non-managerial females were paid for, on average, 28.1 hours per week and received average weekly total cash earnings of $794.10.

Permanent full-time non-managerial male employees were paid for, on average, 40.1 hours per week at an hourly cash rate of $33.30 to receive $1,334.20 in average weekly total cash earnings. Permanent full-time non-managerial females were paid for, on average, 37.9 hours per week at an hourly cash rate of $29.70 to receive $1,126.60 in average weekly total cash earnings.

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