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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Aug 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/11/2004   
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KEY FIGURES


May 2004
Aug 2003
Aug 2004
to Aug 2004
to Aug 2004
TREND ESTIMATES
$
% change
% change

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
960.00
0.7
3.2
Full-time adult total earnings
1005.90
0.7
3.3
All employees total earnings
756.30
0.5
2.8
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
928.70
0.5
2.8
Full-time adult total earnings
978.30
0.4
2.8
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1065.70
1.4
4.5
Full-time adult total earnings
1099.10
1.4
4.5

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
961.80
1.3
3.6
Full-time adult total earnings
1009.60
1.7
3.8
All employees total earnings
759.40
1.6
3.7
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
929.90
1.0
3.2
Full-time adult total earnings
981.50
1.5
3.4
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1069.30
2.0
4.7
Full-time adult total earnings
1103.00
2.0
4.7



Graph - Full Time Adult Total Earnings, Quarterly percentage change in trend estimates, All Sectors Graph - Full Time Adult Total Earnings, Quarterly percentage change in trend estimates, Private and Public



KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 3.0% for males and 3.7% for females in the twelve months to August 2004.
  • In the twelve months to August 2004, full-time adult total earnings rose by 3.0% for males and 3.9% for females.
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings for the private and public sectors rose by 2.8% and 4.5% respectively in the twelve months to August 2004.

NOTES

NOTES ON ESTIMATES

COMPOSITIONAL EFFECTS

Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by both changes in the level of earnings per employee and changes in the composition of the labour force. For example, changes in the proportions of full-time, part-time, casual and junior employees and variations in the distribution of occupations can affect movements in earnings series. Refer to paragraphs 18 and 19 of the Explanatory Notes.


SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error refer to Technical Note. Standard errors for the original estimates contained in this publication are in tables 18 to 20.


ABBREVIATIONS

ABNAustralian Business Number
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSICAustralian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
ATOAustralian Taxation Office
AWEaverage weekly earnings
GEgroup employer
PAYGWpay-as-you-go withholding
TAUtype of activity unit


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