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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, 2010  
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES, Western Australia

Aug 2010
May 2010 to Aug 2010
Aug 2009 to Aug 2010
% change
% change


Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 378.90
Full-time adult total earnings
1 458.60
All employees total earnings
1 071.60

Seasonally Adjusted

Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 380.00
Full-time adult total earnings
1 461.30
All employees total earnings
1 069.50

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

  • In the 12 months to August 2010, average weekly ordinary time earnings for full-time adults in WA rose by 5.3% in trend terms, compared with a national increase of 4.4%. Similar annual increases were recorded for full-time total adult earnings.
  • In the August quarter 2010, the full-time average weekly ordinary time earnings for males was $1,498 (trend), 32% higher than the equivalent female wage ($1,138).

Average Weekly Full-time Adult Total Earnings: Original

Graph: Average Weekly Full-time Adult Total Earnings: Original

  • As trend and seasonally adjusted figures for WA are not available by sector, the graph above relies on original data, In original terms, average weekly total earnings for full-time adults have continued to be higher for private sector than for public sector workers since May 2006, which is a reversal of the gap during the previous 10 years when average public sector earnings were consistently higher than average private sector earnings.
  • By February 2008, the gap in earnings between the private and public sectors (original) had reached $138 per week. Since that time, the gap in earnings has been variable, increasing to $45 in August 2010 with a larger quarterly increase in private sector earnings (2.2%) than public sector earnings (0.2%).

This link takes you to time series spreadsheets from Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Aug 2010 (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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