6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Nov 2014 Quality Declaration 
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AUSTRALIA

Table 2 below presents the key Average Weekly Earnings, Australia estimates in Trend terms. Trend estimates are obtained by removing calendar related effects and irregular components from the data. They are considered a reliable guide to the underlying direction of the series.

Table 2: Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Trend(a), November 2014

November 2014
Nov 2013 to Nov 2014
$
% change

Males
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 587.40
3.5
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 678.80
3.5
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 372.40
1.5
Females
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 289.30
1.7
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 307.60
1.8
All employees average weekly total earnings
887.20
1.9
Persons
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 476.30
2.7
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 539.40
2.7
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 128.90
1.3

(a) For further information regarding Trend estimates, please refer to paragraphs 60 to 66 of the Explanatory Notes.


Original series data presented below have not been adjusted to remove the effects of either seasonal or irregular influences. Compared with November 2013, Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings have risen 2.8% to $1,477.00, in original terms.

Table 3: Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Original, November 2014

November 2014
Nov 2013 to Nov 2014
$
% change

Males
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 587.50
3.6
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 681.20
3.7
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 371.50
1.8
Females
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 292.70
1.8
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 311.00
1.8
All employees average weekly total earnings
887.90
1.8
Persons
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 477.00
2.8
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 542.40
2.8
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 128.70
1.3



It is important to note that while Average Weekly Earnings data can be used to compare, at the very broad level, average earnings between males and females, such comparisons do not take into account a range of compositional differences, for example, differences in occupation or hours worked which contribute significantly to the differences observed between male and female earnings. Details of occupation and hours worked are not collected in the Average Weekly Earnings survey. For further comparisons between male and female wages, including hourly rates and by occupation, refer to Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2014 (cat. no. 6306.0).

For further earnings information related to industry, including a breakdown by sex, please refer to the time series spreadsheets in the following link or click on the downloads tab at the top of the page.