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6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/08/2006   
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KEY FIGURES


Feb 2006
May 2005
May 2006
to May 2006
to May 2006
TREND ESTIMATES
$
% change
% change

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1043.00
0.7
3.5
Full-time adult total earnings
1090.00
0.5
2.9
All employees total earnings
829.00
1.2
4.4
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1012.40
0.6
3.2
Full-time adult total earnings
1062.10
0.4
2.4
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1153.80
1.0
5.1
Full-time adult total earnings
1191.30
1.1
5.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Private & public sectors
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1043.10
0.6
3.5
Full-time adult total earnings
1089.30
0.4
2.8
All employees total earnings
831.50
1.7
4.7
Private sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1012.10
0.5
3.0
Full-time adult total earnings
1061.20
0.3
2.1
Public sector
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings
1154.00
1.1
5.6
Full-time adult total earnings
1192.40
1.3
5.7

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 3.6% for males and 3.2% for females in the twelve months to May 2006.
  • In the twelve months to May 2006, full-time adult total earnings rose by 2.8% for males and 3.2% for females.
  • Full-time adult ordinary time earnings for the private and public sectors rose by 3.2% and 5.1% respectively in the twelve months to May 2006.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (Quarter)RELEASE DATE
August 2006
November 2006
16 November 2006
22 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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