6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Nov 2019 Quality Declaration 
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The following table contains the key Average Weekly Earnings figures for the November 2019 reference period.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Average Weekly Earnings survey is designed to measure the level of average earnings in Australia at a point in time. Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by changes in both the level of earnings per employee and in the composition of employment. Factors which can contribute to compositional change include variations in the proportion of full-time, part-time, casual and junior employees; variations in the occupational distribution within and across industries; and variations in the distribution of employment between industries.

Table 1: Average Weekly Earnings, Key Figures, Australia, November 2019

November 2019
Nov 2018 to Nov 2019
% change

Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 658.70
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 720.90
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 256.20
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 658.40
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 722.80
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 257.00

(a) For further information regarding Trend estimates, please refer to paragraphs 64 to 70 of Explanatory Notes.


In the twelve months to November 2019, Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings increased by 3.2% to $1,658.70.

The Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Total Earnings in November 2019 was $1,720.90, an increase of 3.1% from the same time last year.

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