6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Nov 2013 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/02/2014   
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ISSUE Release Date
May 2014 14 August 2014
November 2014 26 February 2015



There are no developments in this issue but the following recent changes should be noted.


The frequency of the Average Weekly Earnings series changed from quarterly to biannual in 2012. The May 2012 edition 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).


As part of the transition to a biannual frequency, an assessment was conducted in 2012 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 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 49 to 58 in the Explanatory Notes.


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.