Enterprise Agreements Data

The Department of Employment and the Fair Work Commission compile and publish reports on federal enterprise agreements in Australia.

Workplace Agreements Database

Australian Enterprise Agreement Data is collected in the Workplace Agreements Database (WAD).

The Workplace Agreements Database was established after the commencement of formal enterprise bargaining in federal workplace relations in 1991, and contains information about every federal collective agreement made since.

This unique database provides data on developments in coverage, wage increases and conditions of employment included in federal collective agreements.

Further information about the Workplace Agreements Database is available.

Reports on Enterprise Agreements and Bargaining include:

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining (Trends) is a quarterly report containing data on the number of enterprise agreements made in the federal workplace relations system, the number of employees covered and the level of wage increases included in collective agreements.

The reports are published approximately every three months; the most recent report is from the June Quarter 2016 which was published on September 28, 2016.

To interpret data correctly it is important to read the technical notes.

Previous Trends and further information about the report is also available.

Report on Agreement Making

The Report on Agreement Making (RAM) fulfills the requirements of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (WR Act) to provide data on developments in enterprise bargaining over a three year period.

The most recent report is from the period 2007-2009. Previous reports are also available in the resources section.

Since the establishment of the Fair Work Act in 2009, the Fair Work Commission is required to review the developments in making enterprise agreements, replacing the RAM report. The Fair Work Commission has recently released the General Manager’s report into enterprise agreement-making in Australia.

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Enterprise Agreements Data.

The September quarter report of Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining has been released.

News | 12 December 2016

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the June quarter 2016 is now available

News | 28 September 2016

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Access to WAD dataset now available

News | 24 June 2016

The Workplace Agreements Database enterprise agreements dataset is now available to approved users for research purposes. The database is a rich and valuable source of workplace relations information and has the potential to contribute to workplace relations discussions by enhancing the evidence...

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the September Quarter is now available

News | 8 December 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the March quarter 2015 is now available

News | 30 July 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the December quarter 2014 is now available

News | 13 May 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the September quarter 2014 is now available.

News | 20 January 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

The Trends in Enterprise Bargaining release for the December Quarter 2013 is now available

News | 21 March 2014