Appendix 1 - WPI weighting pattern (Appendix)
The expenditure weights for the WPI were updated in December quarter 2011. The distribution of expenditure by State and Industry is shown below. Updates take place every year in the December quarter. Weights are based on either the latest data from the biennial Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) or, when this data is unavailable, are updated via the WPI price relatives. Refer to the latest copy of the Wage Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6345.0) for the most up-to-date distribution.
|Private (%)||Public (%)||Total (%)|
|Australia by sector|
|Sector by State/Territory|
|New South Wales||33.6||28.9||32.5|
|Australian Capital Territory||1.6||7.2||2.9|
|Sector by broad industry division (b)|
|Electricity, gas, water and waste services||0.8||4.4||1.7|
|Accommodation and food services||4.4||(c)||3.4|
|Transport, postal and warehousing||5.0||(c)||5.3|
|Information media and telecommunications||2.9||(c)||2.3|
|Financial and insurance services||7.7||(c)||6.0|
|Rental, hiring and real estate services||2.2||(c)||1.8|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||11.1||2.1||8.9|
|Administrative and support services||6.1||(c)||4.6|
|Public administration and safety||0.9||33.6||8.9|
|Education and training||3.7||28.6||9.8|
|Health care and social assistance||8.4||21.6||11.6|
|Arts and recreation services||1.2||(c)||1.2|
- Components may not sum to 100.0 due to rounding.
- Classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0).
- For the public sector, these industry divisions are combined and included in the 'All industries' total.