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6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Jun 2007  
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PRICE INDEXES AND CONTRACT PRICE INDEXATION

JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2007 to Jun Qtr 2007
Jun Qtr 2006 to Jun Qtr 2007
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Seasonally Adjusted(a)
Australia
1.1
4.0
Sector
Private
1.0
3.8
Public
1.1
4.2
Original
Australia
0.8
4.0
Sector
Private
0.9
3.9
Public
0.6
4.2

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 37-45


WPI-Quarterly changes, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Graph: WPI–Quarterly changes, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses

WPI-Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Graph: WPI–Annual change: original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses



JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (MAR QTR 2007 TO JUN QTR 2007)

  • The index for all employee jobs in Australia increased by 1.1%, seasonally adjusted.
  • The increases in indexes (in original terms) at the industry level ranged from 0.1% for Communication services to 2.0% for Electricity, gas and water supply.
  • Increases in the indexes (in original terms) at the occupation level ranged from 0.4% for Elementary clerical, sales and service workers to 1.2% for Managers and administrators and Tradespersons and related workers.


ANNUAL CHANGE (JUN QTR 2006 TO JUN QTR 2007)
  • The increase in the seasonally adjusted index through the year to June 2007 for all employee jobs in Australia was 4.0%.
  • Increases in the original indexes through the year to June 2007 at the industry level ranged from 3.1% for Accommodation, cafes and restaurants to 5.6% for Mining, compared with 4.0% for all industries.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2007 14 November 2007
December 2007 20 February 2008
March 2008 14 May 2008



ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector, broad industry group and broad occupation group. Seasonally adjusted and trend indexes are compiled only for total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses for each of the private sector, public sector and all sectors. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.



FURTHER INFORMATION

More detailed information on the Labour Price Index (LPI) is available in Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Australia (cat. no. 6351.0.55.001).



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.


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