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6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
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PRICE INDEXES AND CONTRACT PRICE INDEXATION

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2008 to Sep Qtr 2008
Sep Qtr 2007 to Sep Qtr 2008
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.9
4.0
Sector
Private
1.0
4.2
Public
0.8
3.6
Original
Australia
1.2
4.1
Sector
Private
1.1
4.2
Public
1.3
3.6

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 45-46

2006-07
2007-08
% change
% change

Labour price index excluding bonuses
Australia
3.8
4.1
Sector
Private
3.6
4.1
Public
4.1
4.0


WPI - Quarterly changes, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Graph: WPI—Quarterly changes, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses

WPI - Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - For selected industries, Sep Qtr 2008
Graph: WPI—Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses—For selected industries, Sep Qtr 2008




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2008 TO SEP QTR 2008)
  • The index for all employee jobs in Australia increased by 0.9%, in trend terms.


ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2007 TO SEP QTR 2008)
  • The increase in the trend index through the year to September 2008 for all employee jobs in Australia was 4.0%.


LABOUR PRICE INDEX EXCLUDING BONUSES

CHANGE FROM 2006-07 TO 2007-08
  • The change to 2007-08 was 4.1%, with the private sector increasing by 4.1% and the public sector by 4.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2008 25 February 2009
March 2009 20 May 2009
June 2009 12 August 2009
September 2009 18 November 2009



CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES

This publication includes the final release of wage price indexes for occupation groups. This data appears in Tables 7 and 8 of this publication and in electronic Tables 7a and 7b on the ABS website. Future issues will not contain wage price indexes for occupation groups. Users of this data who are interested in discussing what other wage price index data are available, can contact David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151 or email labour.price.index@abs.gov.au.

From the September quarter 2009, the content and format of tables containing the industry classification will change to reflect the contemporary Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC06).


ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector, broad industry group and broad occupation group. Seasonally adjusted and trend indexes are compiled only for total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses for each of the private sector, public sector and all sectors. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.


FURTHER INFORMATION

More detailed information on the Labour Price Index (LPI) is available in Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Australia (cat. no. 6351.0.55.001).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.


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