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6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/11/2015   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2015 to Sep Qtr 2015
Sep Qtr 2014 to Sep Qtr 2015
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.6
2.3
Sector
Private
0.5
2.1
Public
0.7
2.7
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.6
2.3
Sector
Private
0.5
2.1
Public
0.7
2.7
Original
Australia
0.8
2.3
Sector
Private
0.8
2.1
Public
1.0
2.7

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 42-43, 46. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 35-41, 46.


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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS



TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2015 TO SEP QTR 2015)
  • The trend index and the seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.6% in the September quarter 2015.
  • The Private sector rose 0.5% seasonally adjusted, and the Public sector rose 0.7%.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.2% for Financial and insurance services to 1.6% for Accommodation and food services.


ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2014 TO SEP QTR 2015)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.3% through the year to the September quarter 2015.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the September quarter 2015 at the industry level ranged from 1.5% for Professional, scientific and technical services and Administrative and support services to 3.0% for Education and training.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2015 24 February 2016
March 2016 18 May 2016
June 2016 17 August 2016
September 2016 16 November 2016



DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


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