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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Feb 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/05/2006   
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KEY FIGURES


Nov 2005
Feb 2005
February 2006
to Feb 2006
to Feb 2006
TREND ESTIMATES
$
% change
% change

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1035.90
0.7
4.4
Full-time adult total earnings
1084.20
0.6
3.8
All employees total earnings
817.00
0.8
4.4
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1005.80
0.6
4.2
Full-time adult total earnings
1057.70
0.5
3.5
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1143.90
1.2
5.6
Full-time adult total earnings
1179.30
1.2
5.6

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1035.80
0.9
4.5
Full-time adult total earnings
1083.60
0.6
3.8
All employees total earnings
816.80
0.9
4.3
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1006.50
1.0
4.4
Full-time adult total earnings
1057.80
0.6
3.4
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1140.50
0.8
5.4
Full-time adult total earnings
1176.20
0.8
5.5


Graph: Full Time Adult Total Earnings, Quarterly percentage change in trend estimates, All Sectors
Graph: Full Time Adult Total Earnings, Quarterly percentage change in trend estimates, Private and Public


KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 4.6% for males and 3.9% for females in the twelve months to February 2006.
  • In the twelve months to February 2006, full-time adult total earnings rose by 3.9% for males and 3.8% for females.
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings for the private and public sectors rose by 4.2% and 5.6% respectively in the twelve months to February 2006.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (Quarter)RELEASE DATE
May 2006
August 2006
17 August 2006
16 November 2006
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 refer to the Technical Note. 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
PAYGWpay-as-you-go withholding
TAUtype of activity unit
WPIwage price index
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