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Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Interim

Selected Payroll jobs estimates, sourced from Single Touch Payroll (STP) data

Reference period
Week ending 27 November 2021

Key statistics

Payroll jobs:

  • up 0.3% in the fortnight up to 27 November 2021
  • up 0.5% in the previous fortnight (to 13 November 2021)

This is the final release of Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Interim. 

The next monthly release of Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, on Wednesday 19 January 2022, will include the full suite of payroll jobs and wages estimates up to the week ending 18 December 2021.

This interim release presents an updated suite of high-level payroll job indexes, including Australia and each state and territory, up to the week ending 27 November 2021. 

National, state and territory

All geographical areas in this release represent the residential address of the jobholder. 

State and territory percentage change in payroll jobs, in the fortnight to 27 November 2021

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This map presents the percentage change in payroll jobs in the fortnight up to 27 November 2021, by the state and territory of the jobholder's residential address. 

- New South Wales (0.5%)
- Victoria (0.4%)
- Queensland (0.2%)
- South Australia (0.1%)
- Western Australia (-0.1%)
- Tasmania (0.6%)
- Northern Territory (-0.7%)
- Australian Capital Territory (0.9%)

Largest changes in payroll jobs in the fortnight up to 27 November 2021:

  • Australian Capital Territory, up 0.9% 
  • Northern Territory, down 0.7% 
Percentage change in payroll jobs, by state and territory
In the fortnight since 13 November 2021In the month since 30 October 2021In the year since 28 November 2020
New South Wales0.5%0.7%0.7%
Victoria0.4%1.7%3.1%
Queensland0.2%0.2%3.8%
South Australia0.1%0.5%4.7%
Western Australia-0.1%0.0%4.9%
Tasmania0.6%0.9%3.1%
Northern Territory-0.7%-0.9%4.3%
Australian Capital Territory0.9%1.7%0.3%
Australia0.3%0.8%2.7%

 

This release sees higher than usual revisions in late August 2021, as the 16 week imputation retention threshold passes through this period. Increased lags in reporting in lockdown areas, in addition to higher than usual variability around the end of the financial year contributed to some over-imputation, which is now being removed as more complete data is received.

Users should exercise caution when referring to estimates across late August 2021.

Data download

Table 1: Selected payroll job indexes

National, state and territory payroll job indexes to the week ending 27 November 2021

About this release

This interim release has provided timely insights into a reduced set of payroll jobs estimates during the current COVID-19 period. This is the final issue of the interim release. 

The full suite of payroll jobs and wages estimates will continue to be available in Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, the latest release including estimates up to the week ending 13 November 2021.