The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Average Weekly Earnings survey is designed to measure the level of average earnings in Australia at a point in time. Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by changes in both the level of earnings per employee and in the composition of the labour force. Factors which can contribute to compositional change include variation in the proportion of full-time, part-time, casual and junior employees; variation in the occupational distribution within and across industries; variation in the distribution of employment between industries; and variation in the distribution of hours worked and paid for.
For more information on compositional changes, see Spotlight: Increases in Average Weekly Earnings – compositional changes during the COVID-19 period.
|Nov 2020||Nov 2019 to Nov 2020|
|Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings(a)||1,711.60||3.2|
|Full-time adult average weekly total earnings||1,767.20||2.7|
|All employees average weekly total earnings(a)||1,280.30||1.9|
|Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings||1,711.60||3.2|
|Full-time adult average weekly total earnings||1,769.90||2.7|
|All employees average weekly total earnings||1,280.30||1.9|
a. This component is not seasonally adjusted.