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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/05/2007   
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KEY FIGURES


Nov 2006
Feb 2006
February 2007
to Feb 2007
to Feb 2007
TREND ESTIMATES
$
% change
% change

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 070.40
0.9
3.4
Full-time adult total earnings
1 115.90
0.8
3.0
All employees total earnings
856.10
1.0
4.4
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings(a)
np
np
np
Full-time adult total earnings(a)
np
np
np
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings(a)
np
np
np
Full-time adult total earnings(a)
np
np
np

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1 071.70
1.1
3.5
Full-time adult total earnings
1 117.00
1.0
3.1
All employees total earnings
857.50
1.2
4.9
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings(a)
1 040.90
1.3
3.5
Full-time adult total earnings(a)
1 088.00
1.2
3.0
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings(a)
1 182.50
0.7
3.6
Full-time adult total earnings(a)
1 222.00
0.6
3.8

(a) See Notes - Changes in this issue
np not published due to break in series

Graph: Full-time Adult Total Earnings - Quarterly % change in Trend Estimates, All Sectors
Graph: Full-time Adult Total Earnings - Quarterly % change in Trend Estimates, Private and Public




KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 3.7% for males and 3.0% for females in the twelve months to February 2007.
  • In the twelve months to February 2007, full-time adult total earnings rose by 3.2% for males and 2.9% for females.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (Quarter)RELEASE DATE
May 2007
August 2007


16 August 2007
15 November 2007
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

IMPACT OF PRIVATISATION OF TELSTRA CORPORATION
    Telstra Corporation was effectively privatised on 20 November 2006. For the purposes of ABS statistics this change from public sector to private sector is effective from March quarter 2007. This change has impacted the Average Weekly earnings by sector series for February 2007 and movements between November 2006 and February 2007.

    The effect of this change is significant for both the private sector and public sector series. As a result, a trend break has been applied to both series between November 2006 and February 2007.

    For more information please see Information Paper: Future Treatment of Telstra in ABS Statistics, 2007 (cat. no. 8102.0), released 26 February 2007.


    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

    INQUIRIES

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