6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Sep 2019 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2019 to Sep Qtr 2019
Sep Qtr 2018 to Sep Qtr 2019
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.5
2.2
Sector
Private
0.5
2.2
Public
0.6
2.5
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.5
2.2
Sector
Private
0.5
2.2
Public
0.5
2.5
Original
Australia
0.8
2.2
Sector
Private
0.9
2.2
Public
0.7
2.5

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 39-40, 42. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 32-38, 42.
Graph Image for Quarterly changes, Trend, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses


Graph Image for Annual change, Original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - States and Territories

SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2019 TO SEP QTR 2019)
  • The seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.5% in the September quarter 2019 and the trend index rose 0.5%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, both the Private and Public sector rose 0.5%.
  • The highest index rise at an industry level (in original terms) was recorded in Accommodation and food services (1.6%) and the lowest quarterly rise in Finance and insurance services (0.2%).


ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2018 TO SEP QTR 2019)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.2% through the year to the September quarter 2019.
  • In original terms, rises through the year to September quarter 2019 at the industry level ranged from 1.7% for Information, media and telecommunications services to 3.2% for Health care and social assistance.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2019 19 February 2020
March 2020 13 May 2020
June 2020 12 August 2020
September 2020 18 November 2020


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 <https://www.abs.gov.au>.


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