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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/05/2009   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 2009
Nov 2008 to Feb 2009
Feb 2008 to Feb 2009
$
% change
% change

Trend Estimates

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 183.10
1.5
5.9
Full-time adult total earnings
1 230.50
1.3
5.3
All employees total earnings
918.50
0.9
4.2
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 163.30
1.4
6.0
Full-time adult total earnings
1 211.20
1.2
5.3
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 254.30
1.6
5.2
Full-time adult total earnings
1 298.20
1.6
5.3

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 181.60
1.2
5.6
Full-time adult total earnings
1 228.50
1.0
5.0
All employees total earnings
916.10
0.4
3.9
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 160.60
1.0
5.7
Full-time adult total earnings
1 208.30
0.7
4.8
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 256.90
1.9
5.5
Full-time adult total earnings
1 300.60
1.8
5.6


Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates - All Sectors
Graph: Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates - All Sectors

Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates - Private and Public (a)
Graph: Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates - Private and Public (a)




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 6.5% for males and 5.2% for females in the twelve months to February 2009.
  • In the twelve months to February 2009, full-time adult total earnings rose by 5.7% for males and 5.1% for females.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
May 2009 13 August 2009
August 2009 19 November 2009



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

From the August 2009 issue of this publication, to be released in November 2009, industry statistics will be presented on the basis of a new edition (2006) of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

The May 2009 issue, to be released in August 2009, will be the last release of industry data on the basis of the 1993 edition of ANZSIC.

For further details see paragraphs 10 to 13 of the Explanatory Notes.


NOTES ON ESTIMATES

COMPOSITIONAL EFFECTS

Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by both changes in the level of earnings per employee and changes in the composition of the labour force. For example, changes in the proportions of full-time, part-time, casual and junior employees and variations in the distribution of occupations can affect movements in earnings series. Refer to paragraphs 23 and 24 of the Explanatory Notes.


SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error see the Technical Note at the end of this publication. Standard errors for the original estimates contained in this publication are in tables 18 to 20.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joanne Penaranda on Perth (08) 9360 5304.


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