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6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Mar 2013 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2012 to Mar Qtr 2013
Mar Qtr 2012 to Mar Qtr 2013
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.7
3.1
Sector
Private
0.7
3.2
Public
0.6
3.0
Original
Australia
0.6
(b)3.2
Sector
Private
0.5
3.1
Public
0.7
3.1

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 42-43, 46.
(b) See Explanatory Notes paragraph 30.


Graph Image for Quarterly changes, Trend(a), Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses

Footnote(s): (a) See Explanatory Notes paras 42-43, 46

Source(s): Wage Price Index, Australia



Graph Image for Annual change, Original, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, States and Territories
MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (DEC QTR 2012 TO MAR QTR 2013)
  • The trend index for all employee jobs in Australia rose 0.7%.
  • The rises in original indexes at the industry level ranged from 0.2% for Information media and telecommunications to 1.3% for Mining.


ANNUAL CHANGE (MAR QTR 2012 TO MAR QTR 2013)
  • The rise in the trend index through the year to the March quarter 2013 for all employee jobs was 3.1%.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the March quarter 2013 at the industry level ranged from 2.4% for Accommodation and food services and Rental, hiring and real estate services to 4.4% for Electricity, gas, water and waste services.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2013 14 August 2013
September 2013 13 November 2013
December 2013 19 February 2014
March 2014 21 May 2014



ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and broad industry group. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning Luci Burrage in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email wage.price.index@abs.gov.au.


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Luci Burrage on Perth (08) 9360 5151.


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