1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2008  
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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 3.3% to $1,049.30 in the 12 months to May 2008. Nationally, the corresponding increase was slightly more at 3.9% (up to $1,132.20).

In the 12 months to May 2008, average weekly earnings in South Australia for males increased by 4.8% while earnings for females increased by 1.2%. At May 2008, male average weekly earnings ($1,111.40) in South Australia were 18.6% higher than the corresponding female earnings ($937.20). Nationally, in May 2008 male average weekly earnings ($1,203.10) were 19.1% higher than the female earnings ($1,010.00).

Full-time adult ordinary time earnings, Trend, South Australia
Graph: Full-time adult ordinary time earnings, Trend, South Australia


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