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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2015 Quality Declaration 
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The following table contains the key Average Weekly Earnings figures for the May 2015 reference period.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Average Weekly Earnings survey is designed to measure the level of average earnings in Australia at a point in time. Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by changes in both the level of earnings per employee and in the composition of the labour force. Factors which can contribute to compositional change include variations in the proportion of full-time, part-time, casual and junior employees; variations in the occupational distribution within and across industries; and variations in the distribution of employment between industries.

Table 1: Average Weekly Earnings, Key Figures, Australia, May 2015

May 2015
May 2014 to May 2015
% change

Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 484.50
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 545.60
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 136.60
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 483.10
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 541.50
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 136.90

(a) For further information regarding Trend estimates, please refer to paragraphs 62 to 68 of Explanatory Notes.


In the twelve months to May 2015, Trend series Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings increased by 2.0% to $1,484.50.

The Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Total Earnings in May 2015 was $1,545.60, a rise of 1.8% from the same time last year.

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