TAKE CARE in using seasonally adjusted and trend estimates. See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 37 to 45.
PRICE INDEXES AND CONTRACT PRICE INDEXATION
SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
WPI-Annual change: original,
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses -
For selected industries
SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2007 TO SEP QTR 2007)
- The index for all employee jobs in Australia increased by 1.0%, seasonally adjusted.
ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2006 TO SEP QTR 2007)
- The increase in the seasonally adjusted index through the year to September 2007 for all employee jobs in Australia was 4.2%.
LABOUR PRICE INDEX EXCLUDING BONUSES
CHANGE FROM 2005-06 TO 2006-07
- The change to 2006-07 was 3.8%, with the private sector increasing by 3.6% and the public sector by 4.1%.
|ISSUE (QUARTER) ||Release Date|
|December 2007 ||20 February 2008|
|March 2008 ||14 May 2008|
|June 2008 ||13 August 2008|
CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES
The ABS is planning to discontinue the wage price indexes for occupation groups after the release of the September quarter 2008 figures. This data appears in Tables 7 and 8 of this publication and in electronic Tables 7a and 7b on the ABS website. Users of this data who are interested in discussing what other wage price index data are available, can contact David Taylor on (08) 9360 5151.
ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector, broad industry group and broad occupation group. Seasonally adjusted and trend indexes are compiled only for total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses for each of the private sector, public sector and all sectors. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
More detailed information on the Labour Price Index (LPI) is available in Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Australia (cat. no. 6351.0.55.001).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.