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6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2013 to Mar Qtr 2014
Mar Qtr 2013 to Mar Qtr 2014
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.7
2.6
Sector
Private
0.6
2.5
Public
0.8
2.9
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.7
2.6
Sector
Private
0.7
2.6
Public
0.8
2.9
Original
Australia
0.7
2.6
Sector
Private
0.6
2.6
Public
0.8
2.9

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 42-43, 46. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 35-41, 46.


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Graph Image for Annual change, Original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, States and Territories

MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (DEC QTR 2013 TO MAR QTR 2014)
  • The trend index for Australia rose 0.7% in the March quarter 2014, and 0.7% seasonally adjusted.
  • The Public sector rose 0.8%, seasonally adjusted, and the Private sector rose 0.7%.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.2% for Information media and telecommunications to 1.5% for Education and training.


ANNUAL CHANGE (MAR QTR 2013 TO MAR QTR 2014)
  • The trend index and the seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 2.6% through the year to the March quarter 2014.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the March quarter 2014 at the industry level ranged from 1.9% for Professional, scientific and technical services to 3.3% for both Electricity, gas, water and waste services and Arts and recreation services.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2014 13 August 2014
September 2014 12 November 2014
December 2014 25 February 2015
March 2015 13 May 2015



ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and broad industry group. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning WPI in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email wage.price.index@abs.gov.au.


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


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