(a) See Notes - Changes in this issue
np not published due to break in series
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 3.7% for males and 3.0% for females in the twelve months to February 2007.
In the twelve months to February 2007, full-time adult total earnings rose by 3.2% for males and 2.9% for females.
16 August 2007
15 November 2007
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
IMPACT OF PRIVATISATION OF TELSTRA CORPORATION
Telstra Corporation was effectively privatised on 20 November 2006. For the purposes of ABS statistics this change from public sector to private sector is effective from March quarter 2007. This change has impacted the Average Weekly earnings by sector series for February 2007 and movements between November 2006 and February 2007.
The effect of this change is significant for both the private sector and public sector series. As a result, a trend break has been applied to both series between November 2006 and February 2007.
For more information please see Information Paper: Future Treatment of Telstra in ABS Statistics, 2007 (cat. no. 8102.0), released 26 February 2007.
NOTES ON ESTIMATES
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 18 and 19 of the Explanatory Notes.
For information on sampling error refer to the Technical Note. Standard errors for the original estimates contained in this publication are in tables 18 to 20.
Australian Business Number
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
Australian Taxation Office
average weekly earnings
type of activity unit
wage price index
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kevin Bolt on Perth (08) 9360 5304.
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