6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2012 Quality Declaration
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2012 TO SEP QTR 2012)
ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2011 TO SEP QTR 2012)
NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE
A national minimum wage increase of 2.9% with effect from 1 July 2012 was granted by Fair Work Australia in June 2012. This increase in minimum wage rates impacted the wage price index (WPI) in the September quarter 2012.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Due to work program reductions, the ABS has discontinued the non-wage and labour price indexes. The last data in these series can be found in the September quarter 2011 edition of this publication. Wage price indexes are unaffected by the reductions and will continue to be produced. More detail on these changes can be found in the Changes in this issue.
To reflect the change in content, from the September quarter 2012 this publication will be known as Wage Price Index, Australia. The catalogue number (6345.0) will remain the same.
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 Luci Burrage 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 Luci Burrage on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
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