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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Aug 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/11/2003   
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KEY FIGURES


May 2003
Aug 2002
Aug 2003
to Aug 2003
to Aug 2003
TREND ESTIMATES
$
% change
% change

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
931.40
1.5
6.1
Full-time adult total earnings
974.30
1.6
6.2
All employees total earnings
734.00
1.3
5.4
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
904.30
1.4
6.2
Full-time adult total earnings
950.80
1.6
6.4
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1,022.00
1.6
5.1
Full-time adult total earnings
1,053.10
1.5
5.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
928.60
0.6
5.7
Full-time adult total earnings
973.20
1.2
6.0
All employees total earnings
732.40
0.8
5.1
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
900.90
0.4
5.9
Full-time adult total earnings
949.10
1.0
6.3
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1,021.40
1.2
4.6
Full-time adult total earnings
1,053.00
1.4
4.5


Full-time adult total earnings
Quarterly % change in trend estimates
All Sectors

Graph - Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates, All Sectors

Full-time adult total earnings
Quarterly % change in trend estimates
Private and Public

Graph - Full-time adult total earnings, Quarterly % change in trend estimates, Private and Public



KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 6.1% for males and 6.1% for females in the twelve months to August 2003.
  • In the twelve months to August 2003, full-time adult total earnings rose by 6.2% for males and 6.0% for females.
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings for the private and public sectors rose by 6.2% and 5.1% respectively in the twelve months to August 2003.

NOTES

NOTES ON ESTIMATES

COMPOSITIONAL EFFECTS

Movements in average weekly earnings can be affected by both changes in the level of earnings per employee and changes in the composition of the labour force. For example, changes in the proportions of full-time, part-time, casual and junior employees and variations in the distribution of occupations can affect movements in earnings series. Refer to paragraphs 18 and 19 of the Explanatory Notes.


SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error see the Technical Note at the end of this publication. Standard errors for the original estimates contained in this publication are in tables 18 to 20.


ABBREVIATIONS

ABNAustralian Business Number
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSICAustralian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
ATOAustralian Taxation Office
AWEaverage weekly earnings
GEgroup employer
PAYGWpay-as-you-go withholding
TAUtype of activity unit

INQUIRIES

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