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6351.0.55.001 - Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/11/2004   
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Contents >> Preface


This publication provides a comprehensive description of the concepts, sources and methodology used in the compilation of the Labour Price Index (LPI). It also provides information about the conceptual and practical issues that have to be resolved in compiling the data, and how the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) deals with these challenges.

The ABS intends to update this document periodically. The ABS would welcome reactions from users to the information in this publication and the issues covered in this release.


The LPI publication is compiled by the ABS for the quarters ending in March, June, September and December each year. The information is released about seven weeks after the end of the quarter in the publication Labour Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6345.0).


Comments and requests for more information about the topics covered in this publication should be sent to

      Antoinette Beckwith
      Director, Labour Price Index Section.
      Australian Bureau of Statistics
      GPO Box K881
      Perth WA 6842

To obtain a copy of the Labour Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6345.0) publication or find out about what data is available on request please contact Tim Landrigan on (08) 9360 5151 or by email

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