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CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION
This publication is intended for users who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the index.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WAGE PRICE INDEX
1.3 Wage Price Indexes (WPIs) were first produced by the ABS in the December quarter 1997. In the September quarter 2004, the inclusion of non-wage indexes complimented the existing suite of WPIs and were combined to create Labour Price Indexes (LPIs). In March 2012 ABS program reductions led to the non-wage and LPI indexes being discontinued, with the September quarter 2011 representing the last in the series. This version of the Concepts, Sources and Methods publication focuses on information pertaining to WPIs. More information on the LPIs can be found in the Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2004 (cat. no. 6351.0.55.001).
HOW TO CONTACT THE ABS REGARDING THIS PUBLICATION
1.4 The ABS intends to update this publication periodically. Individual chapters will be updated on an ongoing basis but updates to the whole PDF version of the document will only take place biennially. The ABS would welcome comments from the users of statistics covered in this publication. You may direct your comments or questions to:
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Reply paid K881
Perth WA 6842
by telephone: (08) 93605151
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org