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6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/11/2011   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2011 to Sep Qtr 2011
Sep Qtr 2010 to Sep Qtr 2011
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.8
3.7
Sector
Private
0.8
3.7
Public
0.8
3.6
Original
Australia
1.2
3.6
Sector
Private
1.4
3.7
Public
1.0
3.3

(a) See Explanatory notes paragraphs 46-47, 50.

2009-10
2010-11
% change
% change

Labour price index excluding bonuses
Australia
3.4
4.0
Sector
Private
3.0
4.0
Public
4.5
4.0


WPI - Quarterly changes: Trend(a), Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Graph: WPI—Quarterly changes: Trend(a), Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses

WPI - Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - States/Territories, by sector, Sep Qtr 2011
Graph: WPI—Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses—States/Territories, by sector, Sep Qtr 2011




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2011 TO SEP QTR 2011)
  • The index for all employee jobs in Australia rose 0.8%, in trend terms.


ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2010 TO SEP QTR 2011)
  • The rise in the trend index through the year to the September quarter 2011 for all employee jobs was 3.7%.


LABOUR PRICE INDEX EXCLUDING BONUSES

CHANGE FROM 2009-10 to 2010-11
  • The change to 2010-11 was 4.0%, with the Private sector rising 4.0% and the Public sector 4.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2011 22 February 2012
March 2012 16 May 2012
June 2012 15 August 2012
September 2012 14 November 2012



NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES

A national minimum wage increase of 3.4% with effect from 1 July 2011 was granted by Fair Work Australia in June 2011. This increase in minimum wage rates impacted the wage price index (WPI) in the September quarter 2011.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Some Public sector enterprise agreements that usually impact the September quarter will occur later than usual as new agreements are implemented. The September quarter 2011 Public sector original series therefore show lower growth than normal. Adjustments have been applied to the seasonally adjusted series to take this into account.


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 labour.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>.


INQUIRIES

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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