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1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/09/2010   
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The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia increased by 2.0% to $1,139.90 in the 12 months to May 2010. Nationally, the trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings increased 5.6% (up to $1,256.30).

In the 12 months to May 2010, average weekly full-time earnings in South Australia for males increased by 1.8% to $1,200.40. Whilst the rate of growth in South Australian male earnings has slowed it has remained positive. By contrast, the series for female earnings has shown more variability in recent times. After falls in the May and August quarters of 2009, female earnings have been increasing with the estimate for May 2010 ($1028.20) 1.6% higher than that recorded in May 2009 ($1012.40). On average, South Australian females working full-time earn 14.3% less than their male counterparts.

Nationally, male average weekly full-time earnings increased 5.8% to $1,342.10 and female earnings rose 4.9% to $1,106.40 in the year to May 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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