6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2009
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (SEP QTR 2008 TO DEC QTR 2008)
ANNUAL CHANGE (DEC QTR 2007 TO DEC QTR 2008)
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Wage price indexes for broad occupation groups are no longer produced. Historical versions of these series covering the period September quarter 1997 to September quarter 2008 can be found in corresponding tables in releases for previous quarters. Users interested in discussing what other wage price index data are available, should contact David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As a consequence of this, the table numbers in this publication have changed and a concordance showing the old and new table numbers is provided in Appendix 3. This appendix also details where to find the historical data for these tables.
The annual update of expenditure weights for the wage price index to take account of changing employer expenditure patterns for labour has been incorporated for the December quarter 2008. For details, refer to Explanatory Notes paragraphs 29 and 30, and Appendix 1.
CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES
From the September quarter 2009, the content and format of tables containing the industry classification will change to reflect the contemporary Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC06). Details about the new industry classification structure will be provided in the March quarter 2009 edition of this publication.
ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and broad industry group. Seasonally adjusted and trend indexes are compiled only for total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses for each of the private sector, public sector and all sectors. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
More detailed information on the Labour Price Index (LPI) is available in Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Australia (cat. no. 6351.0.55.001).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or David Taylor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
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