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Since 2002, each year the annual increase in average weekly ordinary time earnings has been greater than the annual percentage increase in Hobart's CPI. This means that from 2002 to 2006, real wages in Tasmania have increased each year.
CHANGES IN REAL WAGES, Tasmania
(b) June data relates to May survey dates as published in Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0).
(c) Annual percentage changes from the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
(d) Calculated by subtracting the Consumer Price Index figure from the average weekly ordinary time earnings figure. A positive figure means an increase in real wages.
Source: Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0); and Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).