6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Dec 2014 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2015
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES
DECEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (SEP QTR 2014 TO DEC QTR 2014)
ANNUAL CHANGE (DEC QTR 2013 TO DEC QTR 2014)
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The weights used to compile the WPI have been updated in the December quarter 2014 using expenditure on wages and salaries from the 2014 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours. The weighting data are price updated to represent current period values. Further information can be found in paragraphs 23-28 of the Explanatory Notes.
Medibank Private Limited was privatised on 25 November 2014. For the purposes of ABS statistics this change from public sector to private sector is effective from the December quarter 2014.
In this issue, selected Time Series Spreadsheets (Tables 1 to 9b) include quarterly and annual percentage change for the first time. These tables are available from the Downloads tab on the ABS website. The series identifiers for existing indexes have not changed.
The re-referencing, planned for the December quarter 2014, has not occurred. The index reference period remains as 2008-09. Future changes will be notified in the 'CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES' section of this publication.
ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and industry division. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning WPI in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
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