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Contents >> Incomes & Labour Costs >> Average Weekly Earnings (AWE)

AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS (AWE)

Average Weekly Earnings of Employees, Full - time adults

FULL-TIME ADULT ORDINARY TIME EARNINGS
FULL-TIME ADULT TOTAL EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES TOTAL EARNINGS
Period
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons

Annual Average ($ per week)(a)

2005-06
1 082.97
912.54
1 022.58
1 149.81
927.23
1 070.94
966.96
632.92
808.60
2006-07
1 126.74
940.63
1 060.09
1 190.85
955.85
1 106.68
1 013.86
662.51
845.46
2007-08
1 182.16
990.30
1 112.63
1 250.76
1 007.27
1 162.51
1 059.61
689.67
878.88

Percentage change from previous year

2005-06
4.8
4.3
4.7
4.2
4.2
4.3
5.3
4.6
5.0
2006-07
4.0
3.1
3.7
3.6
3.1
3.3
4.9
4.7
4.6
2007-08
4.9
5.3
5.0
5.0
5.4
5.0
4.5
4.1
4.0

Original ($ per week)

2006-2007
August
1 108.32
923.29
1 042.90
1 171.22
938.94
1 089.09
994.96
646.26
829.96
November
1 117.86
930.52
1 050.01
1 185.16
945.86
1 098.49
1 007.01
656.64
837.16
February
1 128.93
948.79
1 064.44
1 191.84
963.14
1 109.97
1 020.93
675.66
856.72
May
1 151.86
959.93
1 083.02
1 215.17
975.46
1 129.19
1 032.55
671.49
857.98
2007-2008
August
1 168.16
976.10
1 099.45
1 232.69
993.21
1 147.02
1 050.50
680.23
870.95
November
1 172.38
984.29
1 104.71
1 242.36
1 001.71
1 155.77
1 051.15
685.32
872.86
February
1 188.79
999.07
1 119.90
1 258.47
1 015.65
1 170.30
1 067.79
697.13
886.71
May
1 199.32
1 001.75
1 126.44
1 269.54
1 018.51
1 176.94
1 069.00
695.98
884.99
2008-2009
August
1 227.98
1 021.15
1 151.44
1 296.67
1 037.60
1 200.80
1 090.85
711.00
901.75

Percentage change from previous quarter

2006-2007
May
2.0
1.2
1.7
2.0
1.3
1.7
1.1
-0.6
0.1
2007-2008
August
1.4
1.7
1.5
1.4
1.8
1.6
1.7
1.3
1.5
November
0.4
0.8
0.5
0.8
0.9
0.8
0.1
0.7
0.2
February
1.4
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.4
1.3
1.6
1.7
1.6
May
0.9
0.3
0.6
0.9
0.3
0.6
0.1
-0.2
-0.2
2008-2009
August
2.4
1.9
2.2
2.1
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.2
1.9

Percentage change from same quarter of previous year

2006-2007
May
5.5
4.2
5.1
5.2
4.2
4.8
5.7
4.4
4.8
2007-2008
August
5.4
5.7
5.4
5.2
5.8
5.3
5.6
5.3
4.9
November
4.9
5.8
5.2
4.8
5.9
5.2
4.4
4.4
4.3
February
5.3
5.3
5.2
5.6
5.5
5.4
4.6
3.2
3.5
May
4.1
4.4
4.0
4.5
4.4
4.2
3.5
3.6
3.1
2008-2009
August
5.1
4.6
4.7
5.2
4.5
4.7
3.8
4.5
3.5

(a) Derived as annual average of average weekly earnings in the specified pay period in each quarter.
Source: Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, (cat. no. 6302.0)

Average Weekly Earnings of Employees, All employees

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

Persons original ($ per week)

2006-2007
August
868.1
807.61
795.88
757.56
860.36
702.92
832.34
1 056.15
829.96
November
876.41
811.05
797.66
765.61
874.90
727.37
825.84
1 051.97
837.16
February
900.14
841.72
817.62
777.66
888.41
753.83
845.67
1 011.60
856.72
May
902.74
839.58
807.76
779.21
912.14
755.98
848.76
1 019.14
857.98
2007-2008
August
913.47
858.48
808.55
785.66
946.70
755.13
884.25
1 025.77
870.95
November
911.57
844.13
820.71
793.45
963.16
765.07
878.61
1 057.10
872.86
February
918.05
864.77
831.27
800.87
986.25
780.52
927.48
1 053.11
886.71
May
902.51
862.49
844.73
816.34
986.80
773.79
915.38
1 060.07
884.99
2008-2009
August
913.28
881.84
871.49
826.39
1 002.32
754.63
940.75
1 097.00
901.75

Percentage change from previous quarter

2006-2007
May
0.3
-0.3
-1.2
0.2
2.7
0.3
0.4
0.7
0.1
2007-2008
August
1.2
2.3
0.1
0.8
3.8
-0.1
4.2
0.7
1.5
November
-0.2
-1.7
1.5
1.0
1.7
1.3
-0.6
3.1
0.2
February
0.7
2.4
1.3
0.9
2.4
2.0
5.6
-0.4
1.6
May
-1.7
-0.3
1.6
1.9
0.1
-0.9
-1.3
0.7
-0.2
2008-2009
August
1.2
2.2
3.2
1.2
1.6
-2.5
2.8
3.5
1.9

Males original ($ per week)

2006-2007
August
1 019.02
974.44
968.95
899.71
1 077.43
823.85
965.23
1 204.15
994.96
November
1 039.64
982.37
963.97
910.60
1 092.70
854.74
953.63
1 216.51
1 007.01
February
1 064.18
1 006.39
973.62
908.00
1 111.28
895.20
957.53
1 164.75
1 020.93
May
1 071.14
1 014.06
973.63
922.31
1 153.68
910.03
981.16
1 185.32
1 032.55
2007-2008
August
1 089.61
1 044.12
961.21
946.04
1 191.93
917.44
1 002.31
1 185.72
1 050.50
November
1 085.54
1 027.10
965.41
956.97
1 220.13
924.19
1 021.84
1 222.11
1 051.15
February
1 100.11
1 043.32
977.22
960.55
1 254.05
945.92
1 058.18
1 221.27
1 067.79
May
1 075.43
1 044.14
1 014.58
967.57
1 259.94
930.20
1 065.96
1 232.94
1 069.00
2008-2009
August
1 086.64
1 069.83
1 045.31
986.77
1 294.26
911.40
1 097.01
1 291.75
1 090.85

Females original ($ per week)

2006-2007
August
698.88
626.24
607.39
589.53
603.29
580.26
703.79
880.32
646.26
November
697.38
638.34
631.79
598.95
620.82
598.06
702.60
863.18
656.64
February
722.32
656.47
650.36
619.28
633.07
610.29
736.56
868.47
675.66
May
723.82
646.84
639.57
617.93
639.22
606.17
724.71
868.93
671.49
2007-2008
August
729.64
649.52
654.03
620.27
663.53
602.17
767.61
882.74
680.23
November
727.90
654.83
666.70
629.60
666.06
612.79
745.76
901.82
685.32
February
731.66
680.16
672.97
641.15
671.67
623.57
794.55
902.54
697.13
May
722.98
683.06
670.10
661.73
677.80
622.46
767.51
902.33
695.98
2008-2009
August
737.26
700.72
688.41
668.29
686.53
604.81
802.20
926.03
711.00

Source: Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, (cat. no. 6302.0)






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