WAGE PRICE INDEXES
In the June quarter 2011, the Private sector wage price index rose 0.8% compared to 0.9% for the Public sector, with the All sectors index recording a quarterly rise of 0.9%.
The Public sector rise of 3.7% through the year to the June quarter 2011 was below that of the Private sector (3.8%) for the second quarter in a row.
The largest quarterly All sectors rise (0.7%) was recorded by Victoria; the Australian Capital Territory recorded the smallest quarterly rise (0.2%). Rises through the year ranged from 3.3% for South Australia to 4.1% for Victoria.
In the Private sector, only Victoria recorded a larger quarterly rise in the June quarter 2011 than in the June quarter 2010. Both Victoria and Queensland recorded the largest quarterly rise (0.7%) in the Private sector. The smallest quarterly rise in the Private sector in the June quarter 2011 was recorded by Tasmania (0.3%). Rises through the year in the Private sector ranged from 3.2% for Tasmania to 4.4% for the Northern Territory.
Quarterly rises in the Public sector in the June quarter 2011 were equal to or smaller than those in the Private sector for all states and territories, with the exception of Tasmania. The largest quarterly rise of all states and territories was recorded by Tasmania (1.0%). The Northern Territory recorded no change for the June quarter 2011 in the Public sector (0.0%). The last time no change was recorded for the Northern Territory was the June quarter 2002. Queensland (4.1%) recorded the largest rise through the year to the June quarter 2011 and South Australia (2.9%) recorded the smallest rise through the year.
WPI - ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY CHANGES: ORIGINAL,
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses-Industry, June quarter 2011
In the June quarter 2011, the largest quarterly rise for All sectors of 0.9% was recorded by Mining and Rental, hiring and real estate services. The smallest rise for the June quarter 2011 was recorded by Accommodation and food services (0.1%). The All sectors through the year rises ranged from 3.0% for Accommodation and food services, to 4.7% for Wholesale trade.
Rental, hiring and real estate services recorded the largest quarterly rise in the Private sector of 1.0%. The smallest rises were recorded by Accommodation and food services and Public administration and safety (both 0.1%).
In the Public sector, Health care and social assistance (1.0%) had the largest quarterly rise and Education and training (3.9%) had the largest rise through the year to the June quarter 2011.