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6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2014 to Mar Qtr 2015
Mar Qtr 2014 to Mar Qtr 2015
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.5
2.3
Sector
Private
0.5
2.3
Public
0.6
2.5
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.5
2.3
Sector
Private
0.4
2.2
Public
0.5
2.4
Original
Australia
0.4
2.3
Sector
Private
0.3
2.2
Public
0.7
2.5

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


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MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (DEC QTR 2014 TO MAR QTR 2015)
  • The trend index and the seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.5% in the March quarter 2015.
  • The Private sector rose 0.4% seasonally adjusted, and the Public sector rose 0.5%.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.1% for Administrative and support services to 1.0% for Education and training.


ANNUAL CHANGE (MAR QTR 2014 TO MAR QTR 2015)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.3% through the year to the March quarter 2015.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the March quarter 2015 at the industry level ranged from 1.6% for Professional, scientific and technical services to 2.8% for Education and training.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2015 12 August 2015
September 2015 18 November 2015
December 2015 24 February 2016
March 2016 18 May 2016



ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and industry division. 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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