6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Mar 2017 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2016 to Mar Qtr 2017
Mar Qtr 2016 to Mar 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
1.7
Public
0.6
2.3
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.5
1.9
Sector
Private
0.5
1.8
Public
0.6
2.4
Original
Australia
0.4
1.9
Sector
Private
0.3
1.8
Public
0.6
2.4

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



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Graph Image for Annual change, Original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - States and Territories
MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (DEC QTR 2016 TO MAR QTR 2017)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 0.5% in the March quarter 2017. The WPI, seasonally adjusted, has recorded quarterly wages growth in the range of 0.4% to 0.6% for the last twelve quarters (from June quarter 2014).
  • The Private sector rose 0.5% and the Public sector rose 0.6%, seasonally adjusted.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.1% for Administrative and support services to 0.9% for Education and training.


ANNUAL CHANGE (MAR QTR 2016 TO MAR QTR 2017)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 1.9% through the year to the March quarter 2017.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the March quarter 2017 at the industry level ranged from 0.6% for Mining to 2.3% for Public administration and safety, Education and training and Health care and social assistance.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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