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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Aug 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/11/2010   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 259.40
0.6
4.4
Full-time adult total earnings
1 312.00
0.8
4.7
All employees total earnings
982.90
0.6
4.7
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 232.00
0.5
4.0
Full-time adult total earnings
1 286.20
0.7
4.3
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 359.00
1.2
5.9
Full-time adult total earnings
1 404.10
1.3
6.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 257.20
0.4
4.5
Full-time adult total earnings
1 310.10
0.6
4.8
All employees total earnings
977.40
-0.5
4.1
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 229.50
0.2
4.0
Full-time adult total earnings
1 283.30
0.3
4.3
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 359.60
1.5
6.3
Full-time adult total earnings
1 404.30
1.4
6.3


Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates - All Sectors
Graph: Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates—All Sectors

Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates - Private and Public (a)
Graph: Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates—Private and Public (a)




AUGUST KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 4.2% for males and 4.7% for females in the twelve months to August 2010.
  • In the twelve months to August 2010, full-time adult total earnings rose by 4.5% for males and 4.8% for females.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
November 2010 24 February 2011
February 2011 19 May 2011



NOTES ON ESTIMATES

COMPOSITIONAL EFFECTS. Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by both changes in the level of earnings per employee and changes in the composition of the labour force. For example, changes in the proportions of full-time, part-time, casual and junior employees and variations in the distribution of occupations can affect movements in earnings series. Refer to paragraphs 28 and 29 of the Explanatory Notes.


SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error, see the Technical Note at the end of this publication. Standard errors for the original estimates contained in this publication are in tables 18 to 20.


INQUIRIES

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