6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/11/2011
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2011 TO SEP QTR 2011)
ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2010 TO SEP QTR 2011)
LABOUR PRICE INDEX EXCLUDING BONUSES
CHANGE FROM 2009-10 to 2010-11
NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES
A national minimum wage increase of 3.4% with effect from 1 July 2011 was granted by Fair Work Australia in June 2011. This increase in minimum wage rates impacted the wage price index (WPI) in the September quarter 2011.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Some Public sector enterprise agreements that usually impact the September quarter will occur later than usual as new agreements are implemented. The September quarter 2011 Public sector original series therefore show lower growth than normal. Adjustments have been applied to the seasonally adjusted series to take this into account.
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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