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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/08/2013   
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The following table contains the key Average Weekly Earnings figures for the May 2013 reference period.

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 2013

May 2013
May 2012 to May 2013
% change

Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 422.70
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 485.80
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 105.20
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 420.90
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 482.50
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 105.00

(a) For further information regarding Trend estimates, please refer to paragraphs 44 to 49 of the Explanatory Notes.


In the twelve months to May 2013, Trend series Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings increased by 5.1% to $1,422.70.

The Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Total Earnings in May 2013 were $1,485.80, a rise of 4.8% from the same time last year.

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