6160.0.55.001 - Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 2 May 2020 Quality Declaration 
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Jobs and Wages by Age Group

Since the week ending 14 March 2020 (the week Australia recorded its 100th confirmed COVID-19 case), the largest changes were:

  • Payroll jobs: Those worked by people aged under 20 decreased by 14.6% and those worked by people aged 70 and over decreased by 11.0%
  • Total wages: Payments to people aged under 20 increased by 16.8% and payments to people aged 40-49 decreased by 7.3%

Between the week ending 25 April 2020 and the week ending 2 May 2020, the largest changes were:
  • Payroll jobs: Those worked by people aged under 20 increased by 4.6% and those worked by people aged 30-39 decreased by 2.0%
  • Total wages: Payments to people aged under 20 increased by 7.5% and payments to people aged 20-29 increased by 2.3%

    Table 1: Changes by Age group

    Change in payroll jobs
    between 25 April and 2 May
    Change in payroll jobs
    between 14 March and 2 May
    Change in total wages
    between 25 April and 2 May
    Change in total wages
    between 14 March and 2 May

    Aged under 20
    4.6%
    -14.6%
    7.5%
    16.8%
    20-29 years olds
    -0.5%
    -10.7%
    2.3%
    -3.9%
    30-39 years olds
    -2.0%
    -6.2%
    0.0%
    -6.0%
    40-49 years olds
    -1.8%
    -5.3%
    0.4%
    -7.3%
    50-59 years olds
    -1.1%
    -4.5%
    1.0%
    -5.9%
    60-69 years olds
    -0.5%
    -4.9%
    1.9%
    -3.6%
    70 years and over
    -1.9%
    -11.0%
    -0.9%
    -3.2%

    All persons
    -1.1%
    -7.3%
    0.9%
    -5.4%