6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/08/2013
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IN THIS ISSUE
The frequency of the Average Weekly Earnings series has changed from quarterly to biannual. The May 2012 publication was the final quarterly issue and the November 2012 the first produced on a biannual basis. For full details on the change in frequency, refer to the Information Paper: Changes to Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, April 2012 (cat. no. 6302.0.55.002).
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES
As part of the transition to a biannual frequency, an assessment was conducted on the feasibility of releasing biannual seasonally adjusted and trend estimates. It was determined that reducing the frequency of collection did not eliminate observed seasonality entirely for some time series leaving 27 biannual series needing seasonal adjustment. All other series are no longer seasonally adjusted and where this is applicable the seasonally adjusted estimate will be exactly equal to the original series estimate. Relevant series are annotated in the time series spreadsheets.
In addition, the change in frequency resulted in a slight change in the level of seasonally adjusted and trend estimates and, therefore, new series were produced and first released in the November 2012 edition. The series commence with May 2012 data. Those users seeking historical seasonally adjusted and trend estimates will be required to access past AWE editions, which are available by clicking the past and future releases tab at the top of this page. It is advised that seasonally adjusted and trend estimates produced before and after the May 2012 edition are not directly comparable. For further details on seasonally adjusted and trend estimates, refer to paragraphs 40 to 49 in the Explanatory Notes.
PUBLICATION FORMAT CHANGE
As advertised in the November 2012 edition, the ABS sought feedback on the content and format of the AWE e-magazine. The May 2013 edition includes changes based on the feedback received.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Fiona McLean on Perth (08) 9360 5304.
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