Nominal median income of salaried persons in the non-agricultural sector
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INE adaptation of the ILO Decent Work Indicator. Median income of wage earners in the nonagricultural sector (excludes Section A, Agriculture, forestry, and fishing of ISIC4.cl 2012 according to CAENES)

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Supplementary Survey of Income (ESI)

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August 2023

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National Employment Survey (ENE). Suitable informant

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Methodological Document ESI

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October-December quarter of each year

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Household survey

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Annual

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Reference month: month previous to the reference week of the ENE (the week, Monday to Sunday, before the survey)

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Sampling of the ENE has two stages and is probabilistic. The two stages refer to the First Stage Sampling Unit (UPE), which is the block (urban) or section (rural), and the Second Stage Sampling Unit (USE), which is the private occupied dwelling. Probabilistic means that the selection of the UPE in each stratum is proportional to the size of the unit in relation to the number of dwellings (USE) and that the probability of selection of the USE is equal for all dwellings within the UPE.

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Chilean pesos

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Income from principal occupation (ING_T_P)

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Educational level (ISCED) grouped into 7 categories: Never studied/Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Technical, University, Graduate, Unknown level. Six age brackets: 15-24 years, 25-34 years, 35-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65 years and over. ICSE Occupational Categories: Wage earners of the private sector and Wage earners of the public sector.

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Fiftieth percentile of income of the principal occupation of wage earners in the nonagricultural sector.

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For the main income variables, a variant of the conditional means imputation is used for the search and selection of donors. Qualitative variables (demand levels based on characteristics of income recipients) are mixed with geographic variables (areas of estimation). The omissions or refusals to deliver information that are considered for the purposes of this imputation are: Labor income from principal occupation (Income from Wages and Salaries, and Income from Self-Employment). For the variable of the number of hours actually worked in the reference month, a substitution methodology is used, that is, the imputation of the hours actually worked using data reported by the same informant in terms of hours usually worked.

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Income from principal occupation: all income from current principal occupation that was received in the in the reference period of the survey and that was from the month previous to the reference week of the ENE. Nonagricultural sector: refers to the activities of industry and services and therefore excludes section A: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

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Dissemination has three formats: 1. Institutional webpage for the publication of official tabulations, databases, and related documents. 2. PDF documents related to the analysis of specific profiles of income. 3. Micro-databases in SPSS, CSV and STATA format.

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According to the sample design, the calculation of the expansion factor is made up of two parts that account for each of the selection stages, that is, a weighting that accounts for the selection of first-stage units (blocks and sections ); and another, which accounts for the selection of second-stage units (dwellings) and is calculated as the inverse of the probabilities of selection of said sampling units. The resulting factor (formed by both selection stages) is adjusted by information annexed to the survey, which accounts for the population stocks obtained from the Population and Housing Census of 2017. This adjustment corresponds to the calibration by the Raking method.

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Nominal median income of salaried persons in the non-agricultural sectorAbstract

INE adaptation of the ILO Decent Work Indicator. Median income of wage earners in the nonagricultural sector (excludes Section A, Agriculture, forestry, and fishing of ISIC4.cl 2012 according to CAENES)

Contact person/organisation

Department of Labour Statistics - National Statistics Institute. Contact: Subdepartment of Citizen Information.

Citizen Informationmailto:ine@ine.gob.cl
Data source(s) used

Household survey

Name of collection/source

Supplementary Survey of Income (ESI)

Direct source

National Employment Survey (ENE). Suitable informant

Source Periodicity

October-December quarter of each year

Source metadata

Methodological Document ESI

Supplementary Survey of Income (ESI) Websitehttps://www.ine.gob.cl/estadisticas/sociales/ingresos-y-gastos/encuesta-suplementaria-de-ingresos?len=en
Date last input received

August 2023

Unit of measure used

Chilean pesos

Variables collected

Income from principal occupation (ING_T_P)

Dictionary of variableshttps://www.ine.gob.cl/estadisticas/sociales/ingresos-y-gastos/encuesta-suplementaria-de-ingresos?len=en
Sampling

Sampling of the ENE has two stages and is probabilistic. The two stages refer to the First Stage Sampling Unit (UPE), which is the block (urban) or section (rural), and the Second Stage Sampling Unit (USE), which is the private occupied dwelling. Probabilistic means that the selection of the UPE in each stratum is proportional to the size of the unit in relation to the number of dwellings (USE) and that the probability of selection of the USE is equal for all dwellings within the UPE.

Periodicity

Annual

Reference period

Reference month: month previous to the reference week of the ENE (the week, Monday to Sunday, before the survey)

Link to Release calendar

Information found on the INE.Stat platform is updated 48 hours after official publication.

Statistical Agendahttp://www.ine.gob.cl/inicio/agendaestadistica?len=en
Statistical population

Wage earners in the nonagricultural sector (excludes domestic service)

Geographic coverage

The population living in Chile, excluding collective housing. Also excluded, because of operational problems, are areas of difficult access (ADA) and blocks with seven or fewer dwellings.

Sector coverage

All economic sectors used in the classification ISIC4.cl 2012, according to CAENES are covered. It should be noted that, for the Supplementary Survey of Income, the branch of economic activity refers to the sector of the economic unit, company, or business where the employed person works.

Classifier of economic activities (in Spanish)https://www.ine.gob.cl/docs/default-source/ocupacion-y-desocupacion/publicaciones-y-anuarios/publicaciones/clasificador-de-actividades-econ%C3%B3micas-nacional-para-encuestas-sociodemogr%C3%A1ficas-(caenes)c9163cea683e61618024ff030098b759.pdf?len=en
Population coverage

The entire population aged 15 and over, belonging to households of private dwellings selected in the chosen blocks (or sections) of the sampling frame (excluding collective households).

Key statistical concept

Income from principal occupation: all income from current principal occupation that was received in the in the reference period of the survey and that was from the month previous to the reference week of the ENE. Nonagricultural sector: refers to the activities of industry and services and therefore excludes section A: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

Classification(s) used

Category corresponding to the International Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities, ISIC4.CL 2012 (Revision 4, Chilean adaptation), according to Classification of National Economic Activities for Sociodemographic Surveys, (CAENES). International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE_93). International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88, 1 digit). International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED_97).

ILO Resolution ICSE 93https://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/download/res/icse.pdf?len=enUnesco Resolution - ISCED 1997https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000146967?len=en
Aggregation & consolidation

Educational level (ISCED) grouped into 7 categories: Never studied/Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Technical, University, Graduate, Unknown level. Six age brackets: 15-24 years, 25-34 years, 35-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65 years and over. ICSE Occupational Categories: Wage earners of the private sector and Wage earners of the public sector.

Estimation

Fiftieth percentile of income of the principal occupation of wage earners in the nonagricultural sector.

Imputation

For the main income variables, a variant of the conditional means imputation is used for the search and selection of donors. Qualitative variables (demand levels based on characteristics of income recipients) are mixed with geographic variables (areas of estimation). The omissions or refusals to deliver information that are considered for the purposes of this imputation are: Labor income from principal occupation (Income from Wages and Salaries, and Income from Self-Employment). For the variable of the number of hours actually worked in the reference month, a substitution methodology is used, that is, the imputation of the hours actually worked using data reported by the same informant in terms of hours usually worked.

Weights

According to the sample design, the calculation of the expansion factor is made up of two parts that account for each of the selection stages, that is, a weighting that accounts for the selection of first-stage units (blocks and sections ); and another, which accounts for the selection of second-stage units (dwellings) and is calculated as the inverse of the probabilities of selection of said sampling units. The resulting factor (formed by both selection stages) is adjusted by information annexed to the survey, which accounts for the population stocks obtained from the Population and Housing Census of 2017. This adjustment corresponds to the calibration by the Raking method.

Dissemination format(s)

Dissemination has three formats: 1. Institutional webpage for the publication of official tabulations, databases, and related documents. 2. PDF documents related to the analysis of specific profiles of income. 3. Micro-databases in SPSS, CSV and STATA format.

Supplementary Survey of Income (ESI) Websitehttps://www.ine.gob.cl/estadisticas/sociales/ingresos-y-gastos/encuesta-suplementaria-de-ingresos?len=en
Recommended uses and limitations

Supplementary Survey of Income (ESI) Websitehttps://www.ine.gob.cl/estadisticas/sociales/ingresos-y-gastos/encuesta-suplementaria-de-ingresos?len=enQuality comments

Supplementary Survey of Income (ESI) Websitehttps://www.ine.gob.cl/estadisticas/sociales/ingresos-y-gastos/encuesta-suplementaria-de-ingresos?len=enOther comments

ILO Decent Work Indicator, with a formula of calculation proposed by INE