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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Nov 2007 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/02/2008   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 2007
Aug 2007 to Nov 2007
Nov 2006 to Nov 2007
$
% change
% change

Trend Estimates

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 112.70
1.0
4.9
Full-time adult total earnings
1 162.20
1.1
5.0
All employees total earnings
880.30
0.7
3.8
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 087.20
1.1
(a)np
Full-time adult total earnings
1 138.70
1.2
(a)np
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 204.10
0.6
(a)np
Full-time adult total earnings
1 247.00
0.7
(a)np

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 110.20
0.6
4.7
Full-time adult total earnings
1 159.10
0.6
4.8
All employees total earnings
879.40
0.6
3.8
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 083.30
0.5
(b)5.4
Full-time adult total earnings
1 134.10
0.4
(b)5.5
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 207.10
1.2
(b)2.8
Full-time adult total earnings
1 249.30
1.2
(b)2.9

np not published due to break in series
(a) Break in series between November 2006 and February 2007. See paragraph 38 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) See paragraph 38 of the Explanatory Notes.

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 (a)
Graph: Full-Time Adult Total Earnings - Quarterly % change in Trend Estimates, Private and Public



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 4.8% for males and 5.0% for females in the twelve months to November 2007.
  • In the twelve months to November 2007, full-time adult total earnings rose by 4.9% for males and 5.2% for females.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
February 2008 15 May 2008
May 2008 14 August 2008



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 19 and 20 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.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

From February 2008, seasonally adjusted estimates for AWE will incorporate Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) modelling techniques. The use of ARIMA modelling generally results in a reduction in revisions to seasonally adjusted and trend estimates when subsequent data become available. For more information on the details of ARIMA modelling see the feature article "Use of ARIMA modelling to reduce revisions" in the October 2004 issue of Australian Economic Indicators (cat. no. 1350.0).



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kevin Bolt on Perth (08) 9360 5304.


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