6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/08/2011
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MAY KEY POINTS
RELEASE OF AVERAGE WEEKLY CASH EARNINGS SERIES
The average weekly cash earnings series inclusive of salary sacrifice is available on the ABS Website Downloads tab of this release, under the data cubes heading. For further information relating to the average weekly cash earnings series, refer to the Information Paper: Release of Average Weekly Cash Earnings Series (cat. no. 6302.0.55.003) and paragraph 33 of the explanatory notes.
The frequency of the average weekly earnings series will change from quarterly to biannual in 2012. It is intended that the May 2012 publication will be the last quarterly issue and the November 2012 publication the first produced on a biannual basis. From 2013 onwards, AWE data will be produced twice a year relating to May and November. The move to a biannual frequency requires the ABS to assess the feasibility of releasing seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for the AWE series, however, it should be noted that the strength of seasonality has declined in recent years.
NOTES ON ESTIMATES
COMPOSITIONAL EFFECTS. Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by both changes in the level of earnings per employee and changes in the composition of the labour force. Refer to paragraphs 28 and 29 of the Explanatory Notes.
For information on sampling error, see the Technical Note at the end of this publication. Standard errors for the original estimates contained in this publication are in tables 18 to 20.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Francesco Tornatore on Perth (08) 9360 5304.
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