Australian Bureau of Statistics
6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2012 Quality Declaration
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WPI - Annual and Quarterly changes: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - Industry, September quarter 2012
Professional, scientific and technical services recorded the largest quarterly All sectors rise (1.8%) in the September quarter 2012. Financial and insurance services had the smallest (0.4%). The All sectors through the year rise to the September quarter 2012 ranged from 2.3% for Retail trade to 5.3% for Wholesale trade.
In the Private sector, Public administration and safety recorded the largest quarterly rise of 2.5%. The smallest quarterly rise (0.3%) was recorded by Financial and insurance services. The national minimum wage decision by Fair Work Australia in 2012 was 2.9% compared to 3.4% in 2011. Retail trade and Accommodation and food services, industries where remuneration is commonly based on award rates, recorded smaller quarterly rises in the September quarter 2012 (0.9% and 1.7%, respectively) than in the September quarter 2011 (1.3% and 2.2%, respectively).
In the Public sector, Professional, scientific and technical services had the largest quarterly rise (2.4%), and Education and training the smallest (0.6%).
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