6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Dec 2018 Quality Declaration
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES
DECEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (SEP QTR 2018 TO DEC QTR 2018)
ANNUAL CHANGE (DEC QTR 2017 TO DEC QTR 2018)
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The weights used to compile the WPI have been updated in the December quarter 2018 using expenditure on wages and salaries from the 2018 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours. Weights are updated every two years to reflect structural changes in the Australian economy. The 2018 weights are available in the Appendix in this publication and on the ABS website. Further information can be found in paragraphs 20-25 of the Explanatory Notes.
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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