AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS
The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia increased by 2.8% to $1,123.20 in the 12 months to November 2009. Nationally, the trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings increased 5.6% (up to $1,223.30).
In the 12 months to November 2009, average weekly full-time earnings in South Australia for males increased by 3.8% to $1,191.50. Nationally, male average weekly full-time earnings increased 6.1% to $1,307.60. Female average weekly full-time earnings in South Australia peaked at $1,014.7 in the February quarter of 2009. Since that time female average weekly earnings have been falling and were $1,001.60 in November 2009; 0.2% lower than the corresponding quarter of the previous year. By contrast, in the 12 months to November 2009, average weekly full-time earnings nationally increased 4.6% to $1,078.80.
FULL-TIME ORDINARY EARNINGS,
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