6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Sep 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/11/2010
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES
QUARTERLY CHANGE (JUN QTR 2010 TO SEPT QTR 2010)
ANNUAL CHANGE (SEP QTR 2009 TO SEP QTR 2010)
LABOUR PRICE INDEX EXCLUDING BONUSES
CHANGE FROM 2008-09 TO 2009-10
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
In September quarter 2010, the seasonally adjusted and trend series have been reanalysed to account for the change in timing of minimum wage decisions on the wage price index (WPI). Revisions to the seasonally adjusted and trend series impact the period 2006-2009 when changes to minimum wage rates occurred at a different time in the year to what is expected under Fair Work Australia. A trend break has been applied between June quarter and September quarter 2009 to remove the effect on the underlying trend series of the Australian Fair Pay Commission's decision not to increase minimum wages in 2009. (See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 38-47).
A new graph WPI-Annual change: original, States and Territories appears for the first time on the front page of the publication in September quarter 2010. The graph WPI-Annual change: original (for selected industries) has been removed from the front page and now appears with the commentary (pages 5-7). This shift has enabled the inclusion of all industries and quarterly changes in the graph.
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 Kathryn Parlor in Perth on (08) 9360 5151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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>.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kathryn Parlor on Perth (08) 9360 5151.
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