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6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Jun 2015 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2015 to Jun Qtr 2015
Jun Qtr 2014 to Jun 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
2.2
Public
0.6
2.5
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.6
2.3
Sector
Private
0.5
2.2
Public
0.7
2.5
Original
Australia
0.4
2.3
Sector
Private
0.4
2.2
Public
0.3
2.5

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


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JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (MAR QTR 2015 TO JUN QTR 2015)
  • The trend index and the seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.6% in the June quarter 2015.
  • The Private sector rose 0.5% seasonally adjusted, and the Public sector rose 0.7%.
  • The rises in industry indexes (in original terms) ranged from 0.1% for Rental, hiring and real estate services to 0.8% for Financial and insurance services.


ANNUAL CHANGE (JUN QTR 2014 TO JUN QTR 2015)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.3% through the year to the June quarter 2015.
  • Rises in industry indexes (in original terms) through the year to the June quarter 2015 ranged from 1.7% for Construction and Professional, scientific and technical services to 2.8% for Financial and insurance services.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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