6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2019 to Jun Qtr 2019
Jun Qtr 2018 to Jun Qtr 2019
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.5
2.3
Sector
Private
0.5
2.3
Public
0.6
2.5
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.6
2.3
Sector
Private
0.5
2.3
Public
0.8
2.6
Original
Australia
0.5
2.4
Sector
Private
0.4
2.3
Public
0.6
2.7

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 39-40, 42. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 32-38, 42.


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

JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (MAR QTR 2019 TO JUN QTR 2019)
  • The seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.6% in the June quarter 2019 and the trend index rose 0.5%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the Private sector wage price index rose 0.5% and the Public sector index rose 0.8%.
  • The highest index rise at an industry level (in original terms) was recorded in Electricity, gas, water and waste services and Health care and social assistance (0.7%). Information media and telecommunications recorded the lowest quarterly rate of wage growth of 0.1%.


ANNUAL CHANGE (JUN QTR 2018 TO JUN QTR 2019)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.3% through the year to the June quarter 2019, for the second consecutive quarter.
  • In original terms, rises through the year to June quarter 2019 at the industry level ranged from 1.7% for Wholesale trade to 3.3% for Health care and social assistance.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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