6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/08/2010
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JUNE KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (MAR QTR 2010 TO JUN QTR 2010)
ANNUAL CHANGE (JUN QTR 2009 TO JUN QTR 2010)
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Some of the financial year percentage changes for 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 in publication tables 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 are different to those previously published. A different rounding methodology than the one conventionally used (see Explanatory Notes paragraph 33) was adopted in the calculation of percentage changes from the previous financial years, in the September quarter 2009, December quarter 2009 and March quarter 2010 releases of this publication. This has led to a difference of +/- 0.1 of a percentage point in some cases. The changes are shown in the data cube Table A2: Change From Previous Financial Year. Actual index numbers and other percentage change calculations are not affected.
CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES
From the September quarter 2010 release of this publication on 17 November 2010, the graph on the front page, WPI-Annual change: Original (for selected industries) will be moved to appear with the Commentary (pages 4-5). This will allow the inclusion of all industries as well as the introduction of quarterly movements to the graph. A new graph, WPI-Annual change: Original, States and Territories, Sector will be included on the front page.
NEW INDEX REFERENCE BASE
From the September quarter 2009, all index numbers have been calculated on a new reference base of 2008-09. The numbers in each index series have been reset to equal 100.0 for the financial year 2008-09. Period-to-period percentage changes may differ slightly to those previously published due to re-referencing and rounding. These differences do not constitute a revision. See Appendix 2 for more detail.
ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and broad industry group. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning Kathryn Parlor in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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>.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kathryn Parlor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
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