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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/05/2010   
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The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia increased by 2.1% to $1,132.90 in the 12 months to February 2010. Nationally, the trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings increased 5.9% (up to $1,243.10).

In the 12 months to February 2010, average weekly full-time earnings in South Australia for males increased by 2.9% to $1,200.10. Whilst the rate of growth in South Australian male earnings has slowed it has remained positive. This has not been the case for females with the estimate recorded in February 2010 ($1009.20) 0.5% lower than the corresponding quarter of the previous year ($1,014.50). On average, South Australian females working full-time earn 15.9% less than their male counterparts.

Nationally, male average weekly full-time earnings increased 6.4% to $1,330.90 and female earnings rose 4.6% to $1,092.20 in the year to February 2010.

Graph: FULL-TIME ORDINARY EARNINGS, South Australia: Trend

For information on the wage price index, please refer to the ' Price Indexes' topic.

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