6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (SEP QTR 2010 TO DEC QTR 2010)
ANNUAL CHANGE (DEC QTR 2009 TO DEC QTR 2010)
IMPACT OF THE FLOODS
Flooding began in Queensland in late December 2010, and then spread to other states. Price collection and processing for the December quarter 2010 was not affected by the floods.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The distribution of employers' expenditure on wages and salaries, as provided in Appendix 1, is updated in the December quarter each year. An explanation of the use of employers' expenditure data is provided in paragraphs 30 and 31 of the Explanatory Notes. The December quarter 2010 update has sourced estimates from the 2010 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours to ensure the most contemporary information on employer expenditure patterns is used in the compilation of the wage price index.
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 Kathryn Parlor in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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>.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kathryn Parlor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
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