Data Issues

Waves 1 to 7
Data issues - Waves 1 to 7 – February 2019

17 Wave 4 salary and wages

There was an issue in the Wave 4 data instrument for wages and salaries questions. If a participant’s only source of income identified (at the income source questions fn02a) was wages and salaries, then the instrument did not ask the participant the subsequent wages and salary questions (fn13a). It used the usual income amount (fn09) as the wages and salaries amount.

The Wave 4 data release was not showing the salary data and salary groups for these participants who had wages and salaries as their only source of income. This has been corrected for the most recent release.

Also, those with ‘no income’ were missing from the income group items. This has also been corrected so that they now are included in the group.