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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2011   
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INCOMES


AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS

The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia increased by 3.7% to $1,173.50 in the 12 months to February 2011. Nationally, the trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings increased 3.9% (up to $1,288.10).

In the 12 months to February 2011, average weekly full-time earnings in South Australia for both males and females increased by 3.7%; males increasing to $1,239.70, females to $1,052.80. Following a period of relatively flat quarterly growth, South Australian male earnings has shown a steady increase in recent quarters. Conversely, the series for female earnings has flattened over recent quarters after a period of higher growth. On average, South Australian females working full-time earn 15.1% less than their male counterparts.

Nationally, male average weekly full-time earnings increased 3.8% to $1,377.30 and female earnings rose 4.3% to $1,139.80 in the year to February 2011.

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


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


*DATA NOTES

Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.


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