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6345.0 - Labour Price Index, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/08/2009   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2009 to Jun Qtr 2009
Jun Qtr 2008 to Jun Qtr 2009
% change
% change

Wage Price Index (WPI)
Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Trend(a)
Australia
0.8
3.9
Sector
Private
0.7
3.6
Public
1.0
4.5
Original
Australia
0.6
3.7
Sector
Private
0.6
3.5
Public
0.6
4.5

(a) See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 45-46, 49

WPI-Quarterly changes: Trend (a), Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses
Graph: WPI–Quarterly changes: Trend (a), Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses

WPI-Annual change: original, Total hourly rates pf pay excluding bonuses - For selected industries, Jun Qtr 2009
Graph: WPI–Annual change: original, Total hourly rates pf pay excluding bonuses—For selected industries, Jun Qtr 2009




JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL HOURLY RATES OF PAY EXCLUDING BONUSES

QUARTERLY CHANGE (MAR QTR 2009 TO JUN QTR 2009)
  • The index for all employee jobs in Australia increased by 0.8%, in trend terms.
  • The increases in indexes (in original terms) at the industry level ranged from 0.2% for Retail trade and Accommodation, cafes and restaurants to 1.2% for Construction.


ANNUAL CHANGE (JUN QTR 2008 TO JUN QTR 2009)
  • The increase in the trend index through the year to June 2009 for all employee jobs in Australia was 3.9%.
  • Increases in the original indexes through the year to June 2009 at the industry level ranged from 2.7% for Manufacturing to 4.6% for Electricity, gas and water supply.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2009 18 November 2009
December 2009 24 February 2010
March 2010 19 May 2010
June 2010 18 August 2010



CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES

From the September quarter 2009, the content and format of tables containing the industry classification will change to reflect the contemporary Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC06). Further information about the introduction of ANZSIC 2006 can be found in Information Paper: Update on ANZSIC 2006 Implementation for the Labour Price Index, Australia, 2009 (cat.no. 6345.0.55.001).


ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Original indexes are compiled for various combinations of state/territory, sector and broad industry group. Seasonally adjusted and trend indexes are compiled only for total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses for each of the private sector, public sector and all sectors. Indexes not included in this publication may be made available on request by telephoning Kathryn Parlor on Perth (08) 9360 5151 or email labour.price.index@abs.gov.au.


FURTHER INFORMATION

More detailed information on the Labour Price Index (LPI) is available in Labour Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Australia (cat. no. 6351.0.55.001).


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication or in the corresponding tables of previous editions of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


INQUIRIES

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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