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6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2012 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2012 to Sep Qtr 2012
Sep Qtr 2011 to Sep Qtr 2012
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.9
3.7
Sector
Private
0.9
3.8
Public
0.9
3.3
Original
Australia
1.2
3.7
Sector
Private
1.2
3.7
Public
1.2
3.4

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 42-43, 46.

WPI-Quarterly Change: Trend(a),, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Graph: WPI–Quarterly Change: Trend(a),, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses

WPI - Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - States/Territories, by sector, Sep Qtr 2012
Graph: WPI—Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses—States/Territories, by sector, Sep Qtr 2012




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2012 TO SEP QTR 2012)
  • The index for all employee jobs in Australia rose 0.9%, in trend terms.
  • The increase in indexes (in original terms) at the industry level ranged from 0.4% for Financial and insurance services to 1.8% for Professional, scientific and technical services.


ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2011 TO SEP QTR 2012)
  • The rise in the trend index through the year to the September quarter 2012 for all employee jobs was 3.7%.
  • Increases in the original indexes through the year to the September quarter 2012 at the industry level ranged from 2.3% for Retail trade to 5.3% for Wholesale trade.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2012 20 February 2013
March 2013 15 May 2013
June 2013 14 August 2013
September 2013 13 November 2013



NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

A national minimum wage increase of 2.9% with effect from 1 July 2012 was granted by Fair Work Australia in June 2012. This increase in minimum wage rates impacted the wage price index (WPI) in the September quarter 2012.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Due to work program reductions, the ABS has discontinued the non-wage and labour price indexes. The last data in these series can be found in the September quarter 2011 edition of this publication. Wage price indexes are unaffected by the reductions and will continue to be produced. More detail on these changes can be found in the Changes in this issue.

To reflect the change in content, from the September quarter 2012 this publication will be known as Wage Price Index, Australia. The catalogue number (6345.0) will remain the same.


ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and broad industry group. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning Luci Burrage in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email wage.price.index@abs.gov.au.


DATA REFERENCES

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>.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Luci Burrage on Perth (08) 9360 5151.


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