Overall, just over one-third (35%) of enterprises reported using some form of performance-based payment in the previous 12 months.
As demonstrated in Table 5.8, the most common performance-based payments used by enterprises were irregular bonuses or payments (i.e. paid less frequently than quarterly), with more than two-thirds (68%) of enterprises that used performance-based payments having using this form of performance-based payment.
The AWRS also enables estimates of the employee population to be generated for female and male workers.
Table 5.8: Use of performance-based payments in the last financial year by employment size, per cent of enterprises that have used performance-based payments
|All enterprises that used performance-based payments
|Regular bonuses (bonuses paid at least quarterly)
|Other bonuses/irregular performance-based payments (paid less frequently than quarterly, including one-off payments)
|Piece work payments (e.g. payment per unit produced)
|Other performance-based payments