6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/11/2009
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES
SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2009 TO SEP QTR 2009)
ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2008 TO SEP QTR 2009)
LABOUR PRICE INDEX EXCLUDING BONUSES
CHANGE FROM 2007-08 TO 2008-09
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
From the September quarter 2009, indexes presented in the tables containing the industry classification reflect the contemporary Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006. Data in previous issues were based on the 1993 version of ANZSIC. Indexes for previous periods have been reproduced on an ANZSIC 2006 basis by reclassifying the businesses that reported data in earlier periods to the appropriate industry division of ANZSIC 2006. Index movements for Australia, state/territory, sector and All industries series were not affected by the introduction of the new industry classification.
The distribution of expenditure on wages, provided in Appendix 1, has been updated to reflect the new industry classification. The distribution of expenditure on wages updated annually on an ANZSIC 2006 basis is now available for previous issues in a spreadsheet (Table A1) on the ABS website.
Further information about the introduction of ANZSIC 2006 can be found in Information Paper: Update on ANZSIC 2006 Implementation for the Labour Price Index, Australia, 2009 (cat.no. 6345.0.55.001).
NEW INDEX REFERENCE BASE
From the September quarter 2009, all index numbers have been calculated on a new reference base of 2008-09, that is, the numbers in each index series have been reset to equal 100.0 for the financial year 2008-09. Period-to-period percentage changes may differ slightly to those previously published due to re-referencing and rounding. These differences do not constitute a revision. See Appendix 2 for more detail.
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 on Perth (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 Kathryn Parlor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
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