6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Jun 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2017 to Jun Qtr 2017
Jun Qtr 2016 to Jun Qtr 2017
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.5
1.9
Sector
Private
0.4
1.8
Public
0.6
2.4
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.5
1.9
Sector
Private
0.4
1.8
Public
0.6
2.4
Original
Australia
0.4
1.9
Sector
Private
0.4
1.9
Public
0.4
2.5

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 39-40, 42. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 32-38, 42.

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JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (MAR QTR 2017 TO JUN QTR 2017)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 0.5% in the June quarter 2017. This continues the subdued rate of wage growth recorded by the series over the last two years.
  • The Private sector rose 0.4% and the Public sector rose 0.6%, seasonally adjusted.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.0% for Accommodation and food services to 0.8% for Mining.


ANNUAL CHANGE (JUN QTR 2016 TO JUN QTR 2017)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 1.9% through the year to the June quarter 2017. This historically low level of growth for both series has been recorded for the last four quarters.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the June quarter 2017 at the industry level ranged from 1.1% for Mining to 2.6% for Health care and social assistance.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2017 15 November 2017
December 2017 21 February 2018
March 2018 16 May 2018
June 2018 15 August 2018



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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