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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Dec 2009  
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AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS

NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES, Western Australia

Nov qtr 2009
Aug 09 to Nov 09
Nov 08 to Nov 09
$
% change
% change

Trend Estimates

Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 333.7
1.8
7.2
Full-time adult total earnings
1 399.0
1.2
5.3
All employees total earnings
1 035.9
1.3
5.3

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 335.3
2.0
7.2
Full-time adult total earnings
1 399.3
1.3
5.2
All employees total earnings
1 037.7
1.7
5.3

Source: Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0).

  • Average weekly ordinary time earnings for full-time adults rose 1.8% in trend terms and 2.0% in seasonally adjusted terms in the November quarter 2009, while the annual increase was identical (7.2%) for the two series.
  • The average total weekly earnings for all employees rose 1.7% (seasonally adjusted) and 1.3% (trend) in the November quarter.
  • For November 2008 to November 2009, the average total weekly earnings for all employees increased 5.3% in both seasonally adjusted and trend terms.


  • In original terms, average weekly total earnings for full-time adults have been higher for private sector than public sector workers since the May quarter 2006, a reversal of the previous 10 years when public sector earnings were consistently higher than private sector earnings. However, after the difference in sector earnings reached a peak of $138 per week in the February quarter 2008, the gap has since closed, with the difference only $13 per week as of the November quarter 2009.

This link takes you to time series spreadsheets from Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 6302.0). Tables 11E and 12E contain Average Weekly Earnings, Western Australia in trend and seasonally adjusted terms. Table 14E contains Average Weekly Earnings, Private and Public Sectors for Western Australia.

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