Special Data Dissemination Standard

Last update: 09/05/2012


Contact person(s)


Yi-Suei Chang   
Department of Census, DGBAS, Executive Yuan 
No.2, Guangjhou St., Taipei City, Taiwan 10065, R.O.C. 
Phone: 886-2-2380-3627 
Fax:  886-2-2380-3644 
Internet e-mail:  d48g@dgbas.gov.tw



Dissemination Formats

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The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

5.1.1 Statistical presentation

  • Data are disseminated on average monthly earnings in units of New Taiwan Dollars (NT$).

  • Earnings are defined as including remuneration for an employee during the month (including salary or wage, overtime payment, attendance and efficiency bonuses, living allowance, food and transportation allowance, year-end and seasonal bonuses), measured before any deductions for taxes and employee’s contribution to pension/insurance fund.

  • The data are based on a sample survey of non-farm industries. Approximately 10,000 establishments are selected from 443 thousand non-farm establishment, and about 28 percent of the non-farm employment.

  • The data are published on both an unadjusted and a seasonal-adjusted basis.


4.1.1 Periodicity



4.1.2 Timeliness

Approximately 7 weeks after the end of the reference week each month

Access by the Public

Advance dissemination of release calendar

5.1.3 Advance release calendar

The dissemination dates of the figures are listed on the advance dissemination of release calendar website (http://win.dgbas.gov.tw/dgbas03/bs7/sdds/english/calendar.htm)

Simultaneous release to all interested parties

5.1.4 Simultaneous release

The data are released simultaneously to all interested parties by issuing the press release "Employee's Earning Survey" at 8:30 a.m. of the release day.  Copies of the news release are available for personal collection, and are also available at the Internet


Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including ...
Confidentiality of individual responses

0.1.1 Responsibility for collecting, processing, and disseminating statistics

  • The DGBAS collects and disseminates statistics under the authority of the Statistics Act (1972) and the enforcement Rules.

    •  Every individual or establishment is under obligation to complete and submit questionnaires or answer questions if requested. (20th clause)

    •  Specifies that the disseminating agencies cannot publish, or otherwise make available to any individual or organization, statistics that would enable the identification of data for any individual person or entity. (45th clause)

  • The following DGBAS websites disseminate the Statistics Act and the Enforcement Rules:



  • The data on earnings are disseminated by DGBAS as a service to the public.

Identification of internal government access to data before release

1.2.2 Internal governmental access to statistics prior to release

There is no internal government access to data before release.

Identification of ministerial commentary on the occasion of statistical releases

1.2.3 Attribution of statistical products

No ministerial comments are made.

Provision of information about revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology

4.3.1 Revision schedule

  • The data are generally considered to be final when first released, but can be subject to revision.  In the event that any such revision occurs, these will be described in the next news release.

  • A description of methodology is given on a regular basis in the monthly bulletin.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

5.2.1 Dissemination of documentation on concepts, scope, classifications, basis of recording, data sources, and statistical techniques

Detailed methodological documentation is published in DGBAS "Monthly Bulletin of Earnings and Productivity Statistics(e-journal)." To obtain a copy of Bulletin, contact the Earning and Productivity Sector of Forth Division, 2 Kwang Chow Street, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. E-mail: (d48g@dgbas.gov.tw).

Dissemination of  that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

4.2.2 Temporal consistency

  • The "Monthly Bulletin of Earning and Productivity Statistics(e-journal)" publishes detailed data on earnings for the reference month, broken down as follows:

  • The "Yearbook of Earning and Productivity Statistics" publishes the following detailed data:

    • time series data (monthly data for the previous year, and average annual data for the previous 10 years);

    • annual data breakdown by sex and job position














































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