1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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LABOUR PRICE INDEX



Graph Image for Labour Price Index, Annual Change, All Sectors, Queensland and Australia



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  • The annual increase in the Labour Price Index (LPI) for Queensland from September 2010 to September 2011 was 3.7%, higher than the national increase (3.6%) over the same period.
  • The annual increase from September 2010 to September 2011 was 3.7% for the private sector and 3.9% for the public sector.
  • In the September quarter 2011, the LPI for Queensland increased by 1.5%, higher than the national quarterly increase (1.2%).
  • In the September quarter 2011, the private and public sectors in Queensland recorded increases of 1.4%.and 1.6% respectively.



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What is the Labour Price Index?

The Labour Price Index ( LPI) measures the price of labour services and reflects change in wages and salaries over time. Change is measured relative to the base year, 2008-09, for which the figure is set to 100.

Wage data are collected quarterly from a random sample of 4,800 businesses on the Australian Business Register, which is stratified by state, industry, sector and business size. The LPI collects data related to 20,000 jobs nationally. For more information, refer to Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2004.