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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 28 August 2021
Released
23/09/2021
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Key statistics

Payroll jobs:

  • down 1.3% in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021
  • down 0.4% in the previous fortnight (to 14 August 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 28 August 2021.

The most recent monthly Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia release contains the full suite of payroll jobs and wages estimates up to the week ending 14 August 2021. It will be next updated on Thursday 7 October 2021 with estimates up to the week ending 11 September 2021. 

National, state and territory

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

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State and territory percentage change in payroll jobs, in the fortnight to 28 August 2021

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This map presents the percentage change in payroll jobs in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021, by the state and territory of the jobholder's residential address. 

- New South Wales (-1.6%)
- Victoria (-2.8%)
- Queensland (0.3%)
- South Australia (0.3%)
- Western Australia (-0.1%)
- Tasmania (-0.7%)
- Northern Territory (-0.4%)
- Australian Capital Territory (-7.1%)

 

Largest changes in payroll jobs in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021:

  • Australian Capital Territory, down 7.1% 
  • Victoria, down 2.8%
  • New South Wales, down 1.6%

Largest shares of fall in payroll jobs in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021:

  • Victoria, with 54.4% of total losses
  • New South Wales, with 34.2% of total losses
  • Australian Capital Territory, with 9.3% of total losses

The distribution of payroll jobs by state and territory is detailed further in the monthly release

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Percentage change in payroll jobs, by state and territory
In the fortnight since 14 August 2021In the month since 31 July 2021In the year since 29 August 2020
New South Wales-1.6%-2.6%-6.2%
Victoria-2.8%-3.2%3.6%
Queensland0.3%-0.4%3.9%
South Australia0.3%2.5%5.1%
Western Australia-0.1%0.2%5.2%
Tasmania-0.7%-1.1%3.3%
Northern Territory-0.4%0.0%6.6%
Australian Capital Territory-7.1%-7.6%-4.9%
Australia-1.3%-1.7%0.6%

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Table 1: Selected payroll job indexes

National, state and territory payroll job indexes to the week ending 28 August 2021

About this release

This interim release continues the provision of timely insights into payroll jobs during the current COVID-19 period. The reduced set of estimates available in this release are produced in line with our rapid response capability, and will be available a fortnight after each monthly release for a limited period. The full suite of payroll jobs and wages estimates are available in Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, up to the week ending 14 August 2021.