6345.0 - Wage Price Index, Australia, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2015 to Dec Qtr 2015
Dec Qtr 2014 to Dec Qtr 2015
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.5
2.2
Sector
Private
0.5
2.0
Public
0.6
2.6
Seasonally Adjusted(b)
Australia
0.5
2.2
Sector
Private
0.5
2.0
Public
0.5
2.6
Original
Australia
0.4
2.1
Sector
Private
0.4
2.0
Public
0.5
2.5

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 42-43, 46. (b) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 35-41, 46.

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


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


DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (SEP QTR 2015 TO DEC QTR 2015)
  • The trend index and the seasonally adjusted index for Australia rose 0.5% in the December quarter 2015.
  • The Private and Public sectors both rose 0.5% seasonally adjusted.
  • The rises in indexes at the industry level (in original terms) ranged from 0.1% for Mining and Administrative and support services to 1.1% for Financial and insurance services.


ANNUAL CHANGE (DEC QTR 2014 TO DEC QTR 2015)
  • The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.2% through the year to the December quarter 2015.
  • Rises in the original indexes through the year to the December quarter 2015 at the industry level ranged from 1.4% for Administrative and support services to 2.8% for Financial and insurance services.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2016 18 May 2016
June 2016 17 August 2016
September 2016 16 November 2016
December 2016 22 February 2017



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>.


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