AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS
The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia increased by 2.2% to $1,146.20 in the 12 months to August 2010. Nationally, the trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings increased 4.4% (up to $1,259.40).
In the 12 months to August 2010, average weekly full-time earnings in South Australia for males increased by 1.0% to $1,201.00. Whilst the rate of growth in South Australian male earnings has slowed considerably, it has remained positive. In comparison, the series for female earnings has shown more variability in recent times, increasing 3.7% in the 12 months to August 2010 to $1,043.80. On average, South Australian females working full-time earn 13.1% less than their male counterparts.
Nationally, male average weekly full-time earnings increased 4.2% to $1,343.90 and female earnings rose 4.7% to $1,116.70 in the year to August 2010.
FULL-TIME ORDINARY EARNINGS,
South Australia: Trend
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