Category: Demographic and social statistics
Area: Employment and earnings
Survey / data collection: Average earnings (wages)

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  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and Comparability
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

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                                                                                     1. Contact                                                                           Vrh
1.1. Contact organization: Statistical Office of Montenegro - MONSTAT
1.2. Contact organization unit: Department of Labour Market Statistics
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:
2.2. Metadata last posted:February 19, 2020
2.3. Metadata last update:

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The aim of monthly survey on wages is to provide reliable and relevant data on number, dynamics, and structure of wages, at the level of activity sector, and with the monthly frequency as well as at the level of municipalities - total.
3.2. Classification system:Nace rev2
3.3. Sector coverage:All sectors (A-S)
3.4. Statistical concepts and
       definitions:
Earnings received by an employee for work performed and time spent on work, wages and other benefits established by the collective agreement and labour contract, the gross earnings. Indices of gross wages and salaries is the ratio of the average nominal salary and wages in last quarter divided with base year 2010.
3.5. Statistical unit:The observation unit is the enterprise. organisations and institutions with 10 and more employees.
3.6. Statistical population:framework is formed on the basis of data from the statistical business register, which includes all active businesses from sector A-S Classification of activities. Entrepreneurs are not involved
3.7. Reference area:The entire territory of Montenegro and the municipality level
3.8. Time coverage:2000-2010 Nace rev 1 2010-today Nace rev2
3.9. Base period:2010

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
Average wages in euro

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
Data are collected in reference period of month.

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
       agreements:
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:Signed agreement on cooperation with the official statistical producers: 1. Customs Administration 2. Tax Administration 3. Ministry of Finance 4. Central Bank of Montenegro 5. Trilateral agreement (MONSTAT, Ministry of Finance, and Central Bank of Montenegro) International institutions: 1. EUROSTAT 2. UN organizations 3. IMF 4. World Bank

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:Articles 53-60 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) provide a framework for protection, use, and transmission of confidential data. MONSTAT has produced two comprehensive rulebooks that cover the procedures for individual data protection as well as keeping individual records. With purpose of the meeting legal framework on functioning of security system and statistical confidentiality there was adopted the Rulebook on Keeping Statistical Data by which Manner, Time, Technical Conditions and Organization of Statistical Data Storage to Prevent Their Destroying, Misappropriation, and Unauthorized Use is Regulated as well as the Rulebook on Contents and Manner of Keeping Records on Users of Individual Statistical Data by which contents and manner of keeping records on users of individual statistical data is regular. Pursuant to the Article 59, an access to the confidential data is limited to persons performing duties and tasks of official statistical producer and up to the stage the data are necessary for official statistical production. Persons that performs duties and tasks within official statistical producers must sign the statement on respecting the principle of confidentiality. Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System is aligned with the Regulation No 223/2009 and the Regulation (EU) 2015/759 from 29 April 2015 that also regulate confidentiality provisions. The Government of Montenegro adopted the Statement on Commitment of Confidence in Official Statistics (Commitment of Confidence).
7.2. Confidentiality - data
        treatment:
Data are published in the level of activity at the NACE Rev. 2. Individual data represent an official secret.

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) stipulates that official statistical producers prepare, update, and publish Statistical Release Calendar. It is published on the website of Statistical Office not later than 20 December for the next year, for all official statistical producers that includes date of releasing statistical data. Any change in date of releasing in the Calendar is published in advance in accordance with the Procedure on Unplanned Revisions.
8.2. Release calendar - access:http://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=12&pageid=12
8.3. User access:General aim of official statistical producer is to meet the needs of users, and to make an access to statistical data to users in an understandable manner, simultaneously and under the same conditions. Statistical Office is obliged to produce and disseminate official statistics in objective, transparent and professional manner, so that all users are equally treated.

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top
monthly

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Date are published on the website.
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook, 2. Montenegro in figures, 3. Monthly statistical review. In addition to the above regular ones, Statistical Office publishes also additionally publications. Some of the most important additional publications are as it follows: 1. Women and Men in Montenegro, 2. The most often used statistical data All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link: http://monstat.org/eng/publikacije.php
10.3. Online database:Not available
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) regulates rules under which external users can obtain an access to individual data for needs of research. Article 58 defines types of scientific and research organizations that can obtain such data. Providing individual data without identifier is possible only upon a written request of scientific and research institutions, with purpose of performing scientific and research activities as well as international statistical organizations and statistical producers from other countries. Research entity signs the agreement with Statistical Office, and it signs the statement on respecting the confidentiality principle. Official statistical producers keeps a separate records on users and purpose of using the statistical data given to these users.
10.5. Other:data are sent to eurostat quaterly via short terms indicators

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
          domain:
A statement of methodology is available on website - http://www.monstat.org/userfiles/file/zarade/metodologija%20RAD-1%20%20%2029%20may%20%202012%20eng.pdf
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) defines the commitment to quality which ensures that official statistical producers in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with the international principles of statistical system quality. Development Strategy and Programme of Official Statistics for 2014-2018 define the objectives of development. One of objectives is quality management via monitoring the implementation of European Statistical Code of Practice. Pursuant to the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Contract on EU Functioning, Regulation 759/2015 and Regulation 223/2009 as well as European Statistical Code of Practice, the following documents are in adoption procedure: 1. Quality Strategy of Statistical Office, 2. Guide for Implementation of Quality Strategy in Statistical Office. 3. Implementation Plan

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:Statistical Office has chosen the implementation of elements of TQM (Total Quality Management) model that foster development and improvement of functioning of: - Institution, - Official statistical result production, and - Individual. Within middle-term deadline, Statistical Office has chosen the TQM implementation through the following objectives: 1. Strong commitment to users and other interested parties, 2. Quality statistical processes and products, 3. Professional orientation of staff members, 4. Constant improvements, 5. Reduction of overburden of reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:Definitions of basic variables are according to the national law. . Generally, the quality is good.

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:International users: - Eurostat, - World Bank, - UN organizations, - International Monetary Fund National users: - Ministries and other public administration bodies, -Local government, and -Other local government bodies. - Central bank, - Non-governmental organizations, - Students, -Researchers, - Media.
12.2. User satisfaction:The Statistical Office has adopted the Quality Management Strategy, the Guidebook to the Implementation of the Quality Management Strategy, as well as the Plan for the Implementation of the Quality Policy. In order to measure the degree to which fulfills obligations towards users and within the new quality policy, the Statistical Office conducted User satisfaction survey. Data collection was carried out through a web survey, in the period from 1 September to 20 October, 2017. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link: http://www.monstat.org/userfiles/file/KVALITET/Izvjestaj%20o%20zadovoljstvu%20korisnika%20eng.pdf.
12.3. Completeness:companies , organisations and institutions with 10 and more employees

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Census of enterprises, organisations institutions with 10+ employees.
13.2. Sampling error:Not relevant
13.3. Non-sampling error:Employees in private shops and independent professions are not included, thus the data on average earnings lack the data on their payments

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:The data are published 30 days after the end of the observed month.
14.2. Punctuality:Deadlines for publishing have been complied in accordance with the Statistical Release Calendar.

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
          geographical:
Not relevant
15.2. Comparability over time:Since 2010 the data are comparable

15.3. Coherence - cross
          domain:
this surevy is only survey that collects the data on wages.
15.4. Coherence - internal:not available

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:Statistical Office has adopted the revision policy and it is available on the website http://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1411&pageid=1411
17.2. Data revision - practice:Significant revisions have only been made to reflect changes in the methodology. The data on wages and indices are final and after publishing they are not changing.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:Data is collected from reporting units with 10 and more employees registered in the Statistics Business Register in the A-S sectors
18.2. Frequency of data
          collection:
Monthly.
18.3. Data collection:Data are collected from the regular monthly survey monthly report on employees and wages (Form RAD-1) .Mostly by post, by phone and via email.
18.6. Adjustment:Data are not adjusted for calendar or seasonal effects.

 

                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top
The survey is for national purposes.
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